The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love

DVD - 2009
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When legendary poet Dylan Thomas reconnects with Vera, his teenage sweetheart, a romantic rivalry begins between her and his wife Caitlin. As the woman begin to bond an unusual trio is formed. The threesome live in bliss until Vera's husband, a handsome soldier, returns from fighting in the war and jealousy erupts, threatening the trio's fragile happiness.

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mrsid
Jun 19, 2015

WW2 bathed in technicolour and no shortage of lip gloss......Anecdotal and photographic evidence from the London blitz tells that it was a time of truly meagre diet(try eating/making 'mock shrimp'),dirt and dust,looters(they could be shot)long hours,paranoia and gratuitous sex with people who might not be alive next week.
This film only gets the very last ingredient right.Keira Knightly seems to be as miscast as she is over exposed.Matthew Rhys seems to rise to the occasion acquitting himself well enough,but otherwise it's hard to engage with such a self serving unsympathetic cast of characters. Wartime England for cloud cuckoo viewers-avoid.....or try Vera Drake for something a lot more resonant.

kevfarley Nov 30, 2013

A moody good-looking soapy 'pseudo-biopic' with no insight into the creative prosess of Dylan Thomas. This is similar to those make-believe 'biography' rip-offs which were created using the names of Diane Arbus and Jack Keroic,.. in order to generate theatricly hammy, high-key (but mostly fictionalized) film scripts. ( Kev's PICkS: For serious film-making delving into the nature of artistic creativity,.. check out "Lust for Life" and "The Agony and the Extasy".

JillianML Dec 16, 2012

CILLIAN MURPHY

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rslade
Jul 25, 2012

Jacket description is misleading. Story is depressing. Plot is meandering. Point is missing. Acting is marginally OK.

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Daylight62
Jul 05, 2012

Wierd and boring movie. Turned it off after trying to watch it.

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CalicoJack
Mar 07, 2010

This film’s hokey World-War-II plot (fabricated by Keira Knightley’s mother Sharman Macdonald & loosely based on the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas) sees the members of two married couples committing serial atrocities on one another, all the while usually managing to maintain stiff British upper lips & the phony veneers of friendship. Among the lead quartet, Knightley scrunches up her face too often & acts too little, Matthew Rhys is nondescript, while Sienna Miller & Cillian Murphy give decent enough performances. But what really salvages this film from queasy mediocrity are its fine make-up artists, period hairstyles & costumes. In particular, the sweaters are brilliant.

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