Saturday, 28 June 2008
The Edge of Love
To see the story of Dylan Thomas and his love of two women, The Edge of Love, last night. The drama set around the Second World War portrays a mix of passion, violence and bohemian amorality amidst the surrounding grimness of war. Matthew Rhys (from Brothers and Sisters) is good as Thomas, and Keira Knightley is surprisingly captivating as Vera Phillips/Killick, Thomas's childhood sweetheart. Sienna Miller is a bizarre fiery Caitlin, with a strange accent, and Cillian Murphy plays himself as Vera's soldier husband. The Welsh scenery is magnificent, and the bohemianism amidst the blitz convincing, but somehow the whole exercise is less than the sum of its parts.