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The Edge of Love

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Cast: Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Paul Brooke, Simon Armstrong, Ben Batt, Geoffrey Beevers

Director: John Maybury


Year: 2009


Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is torn between his free-spirited childhood sweetheart, Vera Phillips, and his fiery wife, Caitlin MacNamara, in this lush, fact-based period drama. Despite their rivalry over Dylan, Vera and Caitlin develop an unlikely friendship, but jealousy enters the picture when Vera marries William Killick and the threesome becomes a quartet.

The Edge of Love is a Romantic Epic set during the brutality of World War 2 in England. You have Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) who's the womanizing poet; Catlin (Keira Knightly), who's Dylan's free-spirited wife; William (Cillian Murphy) who's the military man; and Vera (Sienna Miller), who's Dylan's childhood love and now William's wife. This is a stroy of four strangers whose relationships have have chance in lasting. The first half or so of the film it shows us love at its best while the second half of the film shows a love that is crippled and the bad choices that are made. The film looks fantastic, the cinematography and settings really capture the time and they draw you into the worlds of those four individuals. The films only flaw is the story, I felt it could of been edited a little better to keep the pace going but other then that it is an easy story to follow and the on-screen candy helps keep your interest. If you like this sort of War Epic then I recommend seeing this flick, it has a stellar cast that truly make their characters believable. A little slow moving but worth a watch if this is a genre you like. Released by Image Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****