Excuse the flow of movie reviews coming your way, I'm tending to spend my long hot summer days wilstering in the bargain sails in London's West End, and cooling off by watching movies after I've usually eaten a truckload of Cous Cous in the evening.
If I could direct a movie ( it is on my imaginary to-do list) this movie would be it. Since I watched the Painted Veil last summer(starring Naomi Watts and the gorgeous Edward Norton in rural China during the cholera epidemic), no movie has come close to hitting home. But I am so happy to say the Edge of Love had me on the edge of seat, not breathing at times at the wonders of this movie. It was poetry made into a movie. When the acting is sooo good, the plot so sharp and flows so easily from one scene to the other, the costume so deliciously perfect, the location synonymous with the story, the music and script and direction was just so epic, it fits and is like poetry. I just found no flaw in the movie, and I loved how there was so right or wrong in the plot rather you are left with some space to make some of your own judgment and staple together your personal conclusions. I found myself slowly gluing parts of the narrative together long after the movie has finished.
The movie is about Dylan Thomas a Welsh poet starring his wife played by Sienna Miller and his muse Keira Knightley (the screenplay was written by Knightley's mother, Sharman MacDonald).
The film shows glimpses of Thomas's poetry but there is more emphasis on the women in his life his wife Caitlin (Miller) and Vera (Knightley), his childhood sweetheart. It's 1941 ( same setting as Atonement), and Vera has established a somewhat successful career as a singer entertaining the troops in the underground tube station, attracting a captain named William Killick (Cillian Murphy who is utterly gorgeous in this film). But when William goes off to war, Vera find herself in a not-so-obvious love triangle with Caitlin and Thomas (Matthew Rhys). The best part about The Edge of Love is Seinna Miller who for the first time ever proves she is more than a fashion trendsetter but also an amazing actress. It is also the first time I find Keira so beautiful in this movie, its almost tiring to watch close-ups of her face over and over again when she sings (very beautifully I may add). This movie is really a must see, I do highly recommend this British Beauty!