The Heart Of Me details
|Starring:||Olivia Williams, Luke Newberry, Rosie Ede, Helena Bonham-Carter, Eleanor Bron, Paul Bettany|
The Heart Of Me
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Oct 2003|
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Menage a troisBy JG Weston from Chelmsford, Essex , 25 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Two sisters and one man, it spells disaster when the sister he married is cold, and the other vibrant. I haven't read the book, but I suspect the acting from three accomplished performers does accurately portray what is required, however this leaves us with a film where we can not sympathise with the characters. The film jumps in and out of flashback, so you have to pay attention, but this is quite effective. It would not work nearly so well as a linear story, each flashback gives us more insight into the relationships.
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Love in a very pure form.By Littlerobinred (25 reviews) from York UK , 13 Mar 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideNow, I really have to try hard to not let my love for Helena Bonham Carter affect how I feel about this film and I really have to try and look at it objectively!
As soon as you press play you are made aware of the films intentions, you are shown the story and shown the connection between Dinah (Bonham Carter) and Rickie (Bettany). As great as this was that you really saw the difficulty they faced, I couldn't help but wonder how the affection between them came about. They hadn't started the affair before the film started, but there had clearly been some sort of confused relationship between them previously that the audience do not see, and that is something I would have like to see.
And I couldn't help but be a little frustrated with the ending, even though you are already made aware of roughly what they are going to show you, I just didn't fully understand why. This was probably down to my own stupidity than the actual film, but it just didn't make a whole lot of sense to me!
Love is tragicBy Illuminatiprimus (31 reviews) from London , 28 Mar 2010This film starts extremely slowly but once it gets going is definitely worth it, however the viewer must be tuned in to British communication to appreciate it (don't expect any major outbursts, these raging arguments are carried out with silence as much as words).
The story is about a love triangle between two sisters and one of their husbands, and naturally it isn't going to be an easy ride for all contained when passions begin to emerge. The story also moves back and forth between two periods so runs in two separate timelines - you know what is going to happen, just not quite how or when.
The tragedy and desperate sadness of the situation cannot be overstated, and all the actors play their roles perfectly as people trapped in a situation none of them really desire but must live through. Don't take this to mean the film is boring or slow, far from it, but it's certainly a drama through and through.
If you like English dramas or if you particularly like Helena Bonham Carter you can't afford to miss this film.
Watchable 1930s melodramaBy a customer from England , 16 Dec 2006A melodrama set in the 1930s and '40s. This film is tightly scripted, shot and acted, but presents, rather than explores, the scenario of a man in love with two sisters. Watchable, but not very touching.
Classic drama.By granita (216 reviews) from Farnham , 22 Jan 2006Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams and the incomparable Helen Bonham-Carter live up to and beyond their reputations for fine acting, and Rosamund Lehmann's 30's novel is given the full treatment,with an authentic sense of the period. The relationship between the two sisters, and their competitive attitude with regard to the handsome but weak husband ...for instance,how much of what happened was due to innate sibling jealousy...was something I found interesting.As always, the moral was - in marriage, it doesn't pay to play around and this movie tells the familiar story rather better than most.
The heart of meBy a customer from Wales , 08 Sep 2005Very well acted, none of the characters endeared themselves to me but good entertainment nontheless.