At the end of the day, this biography/drama/romance is a chick flick,
but it does have some pretty neat vintage war footage, and the story is
interesting, although the main character, a poet, is very talky
throughout. The story chronicles the life of poet Dylan Thomas and the
two women who were prominent in his life.
Opening in London in the beginning of WW II, Thomas runs into Vera
Phillips (Keira Knightley), who was his teenage lover 10 years prior.
She's a singer in underground bomb shelters, while he is writing scripts
for propaganda films. The spark once again ignites, but is now
complicated by the fact that he is (supposed happily) married to Caitlin
(Sienna Miller), who has been home in Wales but shows up just in time to
The women are rivals for Dylan's attention, but strangely are drawn
together as friends, and the friendship becomes very strong. When Vera
marries a soldier who is called off to war, they take her home to Wales
to await his return. When he does return, he brings the horrors of war
with him, and things eventually take a very ugly turn.
Although it has its slow moments, the movie also has an interesting
story and interesting characters to populate it. Most, women especially,
will probably like it. The caps are from the Blu-ray Version