• The Heart of Me (2003)

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The Heart of Me

Release Date: June 13th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2004

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

A woman (Helena Bonham Carter) has an affair with her older sister's (Olivia Williams) husband (Paul Bettany) and bears his child.

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron, Luke Newberry, Tom Ward, Gillian Hanna, Andrew Havill

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBC, Isle of Man Film

Distributors: ThinkFilm

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The film's power grows from its dark-toned portrayal of the World War II era and from its evocative use of flashbacks, which show more interest in the characters' emotional lives than in story devices like surprise and suspense. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film is a soapy melodrama set from about 1936 to 1946 and done with style. show more

  • 75
    Kelly BorgesonPremiere

    Surely it’s a credit to this luminous cast that the characters can behave in such despicable ways yet still command one’s sympathy. show more

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