The Light Between Oceans in Theaters Everywhere, Review



Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to attend a special viewing of the movie Light Between Oceans. Based on the novel by M.L. Stedman, the movie is set in beautiful Western Australia and centers around a couple who are lighthouse keepers on a remote island.  At what seems like just the right moment in time, they spot a small dinghy washing ashore on the island and inside the small boat, they find a beautiful baby girl. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I will say that’s it’s a beautiful tale about love, forgiveness, and redemption.  My friend and I both loved the movie and although it is a bit long, the unexpected twists along the way keep you engaged right up until the very end.

The movie stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men:First Class) and Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), as well as Rachel Weisz.
If you’re in the mood for a beautiful but somewhat emotional movie, I would definitely recommend LBW. But be sure to bring your tissues – it’s a real tear jerker!  Light Between Oceans opens in theaters nationwide on September 2.

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.



Heather Little

My name is Heather Little and my husband and I have two sweet girls and one crazy dog. We moved to Florida 6 years ago and have loved every minute of it! I enjoy crafting, good food, shopping, and of course travel!

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