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The Edge of Love (2008)

 -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  20 June 2008 (UK)
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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

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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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$3,944 (USA) (13 March 2009)

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$28,635 (USA) (3 April 2009)
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The interior of the Newquay "The Black Lion" was shot in "The Black Lion" in Cardigan. The pub has since shut due to the smoking ban. See more »

Goofs

When William Killick boards his transportation plane to Greece the C-47 Dakota shows "D-Day stripes" (aka "Invasion stripes") on fuselage and left wing. Historically and consistent with the period setting of the story - the "Blitz" - this must have been in spring 1941. However, these markings were not in use before June 1944. 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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Connections

Referenced in Uned 5: Episode dated 20 June 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Tahitian Moon
Written by Alfred Newman (as Newman) / Mack Gordon (as Gordon)
By Kind Permission of Warner Chappell Music Limited
Performed by Keira Knightley
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Keira Knightley's most Boring movie till date
28 July 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

THE EDGE OF LOVE – TRASH IT ( C ) Keira Knightley's most Boring movie till date…She & Sienna Miller looked gorgeous...But the movie didn't live up to the expectations… the locations were stunning but the movie was very slow… Cillian Murphy acted really well as always and I think Matthew Ryes was totally miscast (He only looked like Dylan Thomas), he couldn't stand up among them, he wasn't charming as Dylan Thomas was suppose to be, Anyways there was Bad Direction & Poor Writing as well… Both Keira Knightley & Sienna Miller Couldn't Save this One though their Performances Were Really good. I really wished that if they worked on story a little bit more so it would have been more interesting and intriguing for us.


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