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05.15.08 70 Comments

Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, and Cillian Murphy star in The Edge of Love, a British WWII period piece whose synopsis sounds a lot more interesting than the trailer (after the jump):

The film centers around Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin and the curious real-life incident in which childhood friend Vera Phillips (Knightley) and her eventual husband William Killick opened fire on the Thomas home with a machine gun and a hand grenade. [RoS]

So I was watching the trailer, praying Keira Knightly would tuck in her goddamned bottom lip so that it doesn’t get shot off by a sniper, when she started whining “I love you,” exactly like she did in the Atonement trailer.  Almost on cue, the trailer flashed a review:  “This year’s Atonement, only better.” 

Hmm, you’re gonna have to be a little more specific.  That’s like saying, “It’s like the holocaust, but better.”  So yeah, Edge of Love.  On the fun scale it’ll fall somewhere between 5 million Jews dying and your niece’s 6th birthday party.   

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