Mommy's Favorite Things: Light Between Oceans Movie Review

Friday, September 2, 2016

Light Between Oceans Movie Review

Light Between Oceans: in Theatres everywhere September 2nd

Light Between Oceans: DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee David Heyman, p.g.a., and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a., with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences. DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” opens in U.S. theaters on September 2, 2016. (DREAMWORKS PICTURES) This film is rated PG-13.

I was pretty sure I'd like this movie, based on the trailer, but wasn't sure just HOW much I'd like this movie. It's definitely sappy so bring some tissues, but wasn't as sappy as it seemed in the trailer.
This is definitely a raw movie in the late beginning and is not for the overly sensitive or those sensitive to things relating to birth and child loss.

Overall the film was amazing and I definitely would recommend it. The synopsis is above and that pretty much sums up the movie. Michael Fassbender and AliciaWikander both did an amazing job.

This film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 2h 12m