The film is set in World War II (hence the retro hairstyles) and centers around Vera Phillips (Keira), who one day meets her former love Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and finds that there are still feelings there between them, despite the fact that he is married to Caitlin MacNamara (Sienna), a free-spirited dancer. At first, there is a rivalry between the two women, but soon they grow to be good friends and together with Dylan, they live happily. When Vera marries William Killick, a soldier about to be deployed abroad, Dylan becomes openly jealous of the new addition to the group, something that Caitlin takes notice of. After William is deployed, the trio moves to the Welsh countryside where Vera's feelings for Dylan grow. After Willian returns home with war trauma, teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown, to find his wife in an uncomfortably close relationship with Dylan, it is safe to say that he was less than pleased. What happened next was a night infamous in the literary world.
Reviews for the film were mixed -- some said that it was brilliant, others criticized the movie's less-than-accurate depiction of the events. In all honesty, I don't really care if the film is enlightening or terrible-- at least they look cute in it.