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The Heart of Me (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 May 2003 (UK)
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1930's London. Two sisters - Madeleine and Dinah - One marries Rickie, the other falls in love with him. He begins an affair which is to have repercussions throughout their lives.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dinah
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Madeleine
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Rickie
Eleanor Bron ...
Mrs. Burkett
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Anthony
Tom Ward ...
Jack
Gillian Hanna ...
Betty
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Charles
Alison Reid ...
Bridie
Katy Maw ...
Sylvia (as Kathryn Tennant-Maw)
Rebecca Charles ...
Miss Matthews
John Rowe ...
Drysdale
Shaughan Seymour ...
Jeweller
Simon Day ...
Hospital Doctor
Jenny Howe ...
Nurse
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In the 1930s Ricky Masters, an English businessman, marries Madeleine, a fine match socially, but the cultured aesthete is more and more attracted to her sister Dinah, a 'Bohemian' painter, and as they spend time together their affair becomes physical, even all the way; yet when she gets pregnant they decide to leave his marriage intact. He raises his son with Madeleine, who tells him only in 1946 that she knew after he had a car accident during a 'business trip' to southern France that caused Dinah to loose her unborn daughter; now Ricky wants to leave Madeleine, but she refuses a divorce; after a time in hospital he is told Dinah chose to move back to France without him while she's really living in London, still not the last twist of the drama... Written by KGF Vissers

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,956 (USA) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

$196,067 (USA) (3 October 2003)
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One of the cars used in this movie is a 1931 Austin 7 box saloon. See more »

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Dinah: And throughout all Eternity I forgive you, you forgive me
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Thanks to the residents of Fitzroy Square. See more »

Soundtracks

In the Bleak Midwinter
(1906)
Music by Gustav Holst (as Holst) (1906)
Words (poem) by Christina Georgina Rossetti (as Rossetti) (1872)
Performed by The New London Children's Choir
Conducted by Ronald Corp
Published by Oxford University Press
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How much the overacting performers of "The Hours" could have learned!
9 April 2003 | by (Beverly Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

Here is an exquisite, delicately told tale of frustration, repression and deception told about two sisters, the wife and lover of the same man, through the 1930s and 40s England. Although from time to time, the plot wanders toward the predictable and the sentimental and the script could have done with some more acerbic wit, you simply cannot take your eyes off the protagonists, particularly the two leading ladies. Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams show how to perform with perfect pitch the same sort of roles that Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and especially Julianne Moore trashed with overacting hyperbole in The Hours (although they were actualy models of restraint compared to Ed Harris - I couldn't wait for his character to throw himself out the window). They are ably supported by Paul Bettany and the wonderful Eleanor Bron.

This is not a movie for the 18 - 24 year old male demographic of course, but it will hold every intelligent viewer for its full 96 minutes (how wonderful

  • a moview well under 2 hours edited with self restraint).



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