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Madonna’s new film in need of a prayer

Madonna brought her directorial debut, W.E., to the Venice International Film Festival last week, but the critical drubbing her work received was hardly welcoming.

The film, about American socialite Wallace Simpson and starring Abbie Cornish, was dubbed “an extraordinarily silly, preening, fatally mishandled film” by the Guardian.

Variety declared that, “Burdened with risible dialogue and weak performances, the pic doesn’t have much going for it.”

The singer and first-time director will next head to the Toronto International Film Festival next week, where she’s likely hoping for a warmer reception.

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