The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

DVD - 2017
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On a remote island, a childless couple run a lighthouse until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Touchstone Home Entertainment, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Light
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Described video for the visually impaired.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Jun 20, 2019

A typical Dreamworks product. A mendacious, nonsensical, contrived movie that tries to float on weepy sentimentality and beautiful scenery.

May 17, 2019

Set in the post World War 1 era, this movie is rather long and slow paced; it needs to be to build up the atmospheric melancholia which permeates the storyline. Deeply moving and hauntingly beautiful, this outstanding film is enhanced with stella acting performances from leading actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander including Rachel Weisz in a supporting role. This is a sensitive, poignant movie with superlative cinematography & atmosphere along with beautiful and stunning scenery. If you like lots of action and violence, this film is not for you.

Feb 19, 2019

Such a lovely movie. Story was good. Unexpected ending. Heart breaking 💔 I would recommend watching it

Dec 11, 2018

Old fashioned, but classic, moving.

Oct 12, 2018

Loved this movie. Great acting and a great story.

Jun 25, 2018

A chick-flickish heartbreaker requiring plenty of Kleenex. Lovely scenery and good acting, with a special shout out for Alicia Vikander and her amazingly expressive face. To be seen when you're in an über sentimental mood.

Jun 09, 2018

I really enjoyed the film, although the plot is very somber. I felt for the wife, first to suffer two miscarriages, then lose the little girl she had grown attached too. Unfortunately, the DVD I had froze near the ending of the film.

May 31, 2018

Excellent movie that raised some moral ethics and touching story of love, how far do we go for the one we love dearly and what is the cost we need to pay for the choice we do. This film makes you things about the consequences of our actions to other people. A must see movie. Highly recommended. Great performance of Rachel Weisz and principal female actor.

May 22, 2018

I was very impressed and moved with this film, as it was faithful to the 2012 book of the same name by M.L.Stedman. The book had me in tears, as did this film, as it successfully brought out the moral conflict between the characters played extremely well by Michael Fassbender (2016's X-Men: Apocolypse, & Assassin's Creed, Alien: Covenant: 2017 ), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina:2014 , The Danish Girl: 2015, Tomb Raider: 2018) and Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy: 2012, Denial: 2016, My Cousin Rachel: 2017).
The only complaint is not knowing how the young father had died, while the baby survived?
No bonus material on the DVD.

May 13, 2018

The dreariest of soap operas, layered with enough would-be sensitivity to persuade the viewer. I forgive Australians for this kind of thing because they are so isolated down there.

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Apr 12, 2017

I mean, if a wife loses a husband she becomes a widow, but if a parent loses a child there's no special label for it. You're still a mother or father. Even if you no longer have a child. Sometimes I wonder, if I'm still technically a sister now when my brothers are gone.
Tell me about your parents.
-My mother's dead.
What about your father?
-No love lost there.
Was he strict with you?
-Strict doesn't begin to describe it, though, made army discipline easy. I suppose it made it easier being over there, knowing there'd be no one heartbroken if they got the telegram.
You know Janus is where the word January comes from. Named after the same god as this island. He's got two faces, back to back. Always looking both ways. Torn between two ways of seeing things. January looks forward to the new year and back to the old. And this island looks in the direction of two different oceans.

Apr 10, 2017

"One night, as they journeyed on following the path of the light that stretched out before them, there came a sudden cry out of the darkness. The three wise men stopped but for a moment only. 'It was the cry of a child, ' they said, one to another. 'But it is not for us to stay our journey, ' they said. 'We cannot delay. The star calls us forward... "
You have been through so much in your life and you are always happy. How do you do it?
-You only have to forgive once. To resent you have to do it all day, every day. All the time. You have to keep remembering the bad things. It's too much work
I couldn't go on the way things were. I couldn't live with myself. I'm sorrier than I'll ever be able to say for hurting you. We each get a little turn at life. And if this ends up being how my turn went, it will still have been worth it. My time should have been up years ago.

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