• Publication date: August 25, 2009

The Heart of Me The Heart of Me

In the 1930s, Madeleine (Olivia Williams) and Dinah (Helena Bonham Carter) are sisters ...

In the 1930s, Madeleine (Olivia Williams) and Dinah (Helena Bonham Carter) are sisters with little in common except for their bloodlines and the man that they both love. Madeleine and her husband Rickie (Paul Bettany) appear to be the perfect couple: they have an exquisite home, a loving son, and are obviously well bred and well off. When Madeleine's bohemian sister, Dinah, returns to pre-World War II London for their father's funeral, she finds herself drawn to her brother-in-law. The attraction is mutual, and while Madeleine tries to marry her sister off to a fine gentleman, Dinah and Rickie begin a torrid love affair with heartbreaking consequences. The love triangle causes many problems involving pregnancy, repressed emotions, and various forms of melodrama. Ten years later, the two sisters meet and sort out their relationship.