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The Edge of Love

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The Edge of Love

While he plays a major part in the film, The Edge of Love is not a Dylan Thomas biopic.It’s a pity though, because pinning down what exactly the film is, or is trying to be, is pretty difficult.On the one hand, it’s a story about Britain during WWII, where characters are scrambling or ignoring bomb sirens and discussing enlistment.It’s also obviously a love story, focusing on Thomas and his wife’s struggles with another couple.  Everyone is attracted to everyone else and no character is above sleeping with anyone else regardless of the pain it will cause the entire group.When William Killick (Cillian Murphy) heads to the front lines, Thomas tries to turn the film into a repeat of Jules and Jim with the two women, whilst everyone avoids the responsibilities of raising the two children growing up amidst all of this melodrama.


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