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The Edge of Love (2008)

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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

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Wilfred Hosgood
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John Patrick
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Alistair Graham
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Lt Col David Talbot Rice
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Train Soldier
Rachel Essex ...
Mel
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Sailor Beating Dylan
Callum Godfrey ...
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Partisan
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Anita Shenkin
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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both. The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas is told through the lives of two extraordinary women. Vera Phillips and Dylan were teenage loves; fast forward ten years and the two reconnect in London. She's working as a singer whilst he's churning out scripts for government propaganda films and living off the last in a long line of infatuated women. The two former lovers feel the thunderbolt once more, but Thomas is now married to the adventurous Caitlin. Despite their love-rival status, the women form a surprising friendship. Caitlin indulges in her own infidelities, and recognises a similar adventurous spirit in her husband. But she knows his connection with Vera is something different, not to mention dangerous. Romantic turmoil continues in Vera's life. She marries her devoted admirer William Killick, but she can't deny the chemistry between herself and Dylan, nor does she ... Written by paul@keiraweb.com

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The only thing more dangerous than war... is love.


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Rated R for some sexuality, language and disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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20 June 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£180,837 (United Kingdom), 20 June 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,944, 13 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,635, 5 April 2009
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The film's title is subtly shown, in part, throughout the film in various places. Most noticeably after we see Caitlin's affair it appears as a silhouette on the curtain. See more »

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There isn't, nor ever was, a railway station at New Quay, Wales. See more »

Quotes

Caitlin MacNamara: Now you'll get fat. And Dylan won't love you anymore.
Vera Phillips: You're a bitch. It's the past Dylan loves. And you. He doesn't love me at all.
Caitlin MacNamara: When's William get back?
Vera Phillips: I keep writing. No word.
Caitlin MacNamara: Think he's dead?
Vera Phillips: We're still getting his pay. The army wouldn't pay a dead man.
Caitlin MacNamara: You'll have to stop singing.
Vera Phillips: I'll sing if I want.
Caitlin MacNamara: They won't let you. Not pregnant they won't.
Vera Phillips: I can't do this. I can't. A mother, me, look at me!
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Referenced in Uned 5: Episode dated 20 June 2008 (2008) See more »

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Careless Talk
Lyrics by John Maybury
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Published by Anlon Music Co.
Produced by Angelo Badalamenti
Courtesy of Universal Music Classics and Jazz
Under License from Universal Music Operations
Performed by Beth Rowley
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This film has moments of cinematic beauty.
28 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas excused from serving in active duty is doing his bit for the war effort producing bits of prose for some propaganda branch of government in Whitehall.

Thomas is portrayed as a freethinker believing in free love married to a woman with an equally demanding artistic streak and likewise with a penchant for extramarital romance. Thomas writing and reciting his poetry in systematic domestic mayhem throughout becomes somewhat priggish towards the end, resting somewhat uncomfortably on his society connections and pulling rank on a war veteran, who had shot up his house, and who was incidentally married to the woman he had been having an affair with.

The real story of this film is the love of two women, one (Keira Knightley) whose first love was Thomas (Matthew Rhys), the second (Sienna Miller) who is Thomas's wife. At times it reminds of The Singing Detective, as in very good television with slightly sinister overtones laid on top of scenes of surreal camp absurdity.


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