Madonna hit the red carpet last night in a custom baby blue Vionnet gown. Her red butterfly embellished dress was complemented by red glitter Miu Miu sunglasses.
The movie’s star, Abbie Cornish looks absolutely stunning in a Atelier Versace Spring 2011 gown. Marisa Tomei looks gorgeous in a dress by Erdem.
I’m kind of impressed with Madonna’s look! She looks really pretty! Usually she opts for such dark clothing. It’s nice to see her lighten it up a bit!
Unfortunately, her movie, ‘W.E.’ is already being panned by critics.
Madonna may be the “queen of pop,” but her crown as movie director slipped this week after most early reviews of her second feature film “W.E.” ranged from middling to poor.
The picture, which had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Thursday, is loosely based on the life of American divorcee Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Kind Edward VIII led to his abdication.
Madonna said she had been fascinated by the story for some time, pondering why a man would make such a huge sacrifice for love.
Andrea Riseborough stars as Simpson and Abbie Cornish as a modern-day woman who becomes obsessed with the person who prompted a constitutional crisis in 1936.
Britain’s Guardian newspaper did not spare Madonna’s feelings with a one-out-of-five star review.
“Could it be that Madonna is in deadly earnest here?” wrote Xan Brooks.
“If so, her film is more risible than we had any right to expect; a primped and simpering folly, the turkey that dreamed it was a peacock.”
Others were less damning, although the general tone was negative and one website quipped that it may be time for the 53-year-old singer to abdicate as a film maker.
Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter opined: “Madonna’s second foray into directing is pleasing to the eyes and ears, but lacking anything for the soul.”
The budget of W.E. is estimated to be around $15 million, and it hits movie theatres in North America in December.
I’m not a huge fan of Madonna on film. Either behind the camera – or in front. I’m not sure who’s giving her money to direct movies. Maybe she’s fronting it herself?
Source, Photos: Fame
Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 7:07am
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