The Light Between Oceans

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date: September 2, 2016
DVD/Blu-ray: January 24, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
based on 82 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson

Synopsis

Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) is a lighthouse keeper living with his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) on a picturesque beach off the coast of Australia. They are deeply in love and perfectly content with their simple life together — until one day they find an abandoned baby girl in a boat on a shore just beyond their home. Initially shocked, Tom and Isabel grow to love the little girl unconditionally. They decide to raise her as their own child. As their daughter grows, they find themselves more contented than they ever thought possible. Life is now truly perfect.

At a social event they meet Hannah Roennfeldt (Rachel Weisz), a deeply sad widow who lost her husband and daughter at sea — around the exact same time they found their little girl. As the pieces slowly fall together, Tom is increasingly guilt-ridden at keeping the child from her real mother. However, Isabel cannot accept the truth and refuses to hand her daughter over. The couple must now reconcile their new, ugly reality with their once-perfect life, and make the hard decision between what feels good and what is right.

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Producer(s): David Heyman, Jeffrey Clifford
Screenplay: Derek Cianfrance

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  • 4 stars "It hard to say what I would give it, a three or a four star it for sure a 8 out of 10 as I find it better rating that way, the first half of the film I thought it drag and until a certain moment and then half way it started to get better until the last act, it for sure will leave u tearing up in the end and it a movie that made my sad and happy at the same time in the wife and husband choice in life, but for sure at the end it made me thinking about went just happen to both their life's after it was done, wish I saw it on the big screen but miss that chance and saw on DVD, The Light Between Oceans is for sure a great film"
  • 3 stars "If there was a 3.5 I'd probably give it that. On second thought, a 3 is plenty for this movie."
  • 5 stars "Oh my where do I start- what a beautiful film. I almost did not bother to watch it after I read all the negative reviews. Please experience this film for yourself. The scenery is breathtaking and the lead actors have perfect chemistry. The costumes are gorgeous. You can literally feel them falling in love. No surprise they are a couple for real. The painful scenes are raw and you can really feel it. A tear jerker that makes you want them to keep doing what is wrong because it is right for them. I normally love Rachel Weisz but she was less convincing in her role than the rest of the cast. If you like movies like Jane Eyre, etc let this amazing film sweep you away....."