Madonna and Abbie Cornish both looked fantastic on the red carpet for the premiere of their movie, ‘W.E.’ at the Venice Film Festival. They had very different looks, but I’m a fan of both. Love that purple on Abbie! And while I wouldn’t have imagined Madonna wearing a dress like this, I think she looks great.
Unfortunately, the movie is not getting such great reviews, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Fact is that the international press and its U.S. counterparts are having a field day killing Madonna’s movie in what can only be seen as the latest “Death In Venice”. Or maybe the more accurate way of saying this is “Death By Venice”. The Times of London claimed Madonna had made an inadvertent comedy “screamingly, inadverdently funny in parts [that] had ‘em rolling in the aisles at Venice” The Guardian review was truly vicious under the headline, “Madonna’s jaw-dropping take on the story of Wallis Simpson is a primped and simpering folly, preening and fatally mishandled”. Only the Daily Mail gave it a true thumbs-up. But my guess is that probably has more to do with that newspaper’s long and troubled history with Madonna…
Ouch. I don’t think anyone would deny that Madonna is a genius celebrity and great performer, but that ability doesn’t seem to translate to filmmaking. That’s too bad.
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