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: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the visually impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.

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LuvReadingStuff
Oct 17, 2017

I enjoyed this movie. Not a movie for kids or teens; they would not appreciate it. Good story.

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olga3
Sep 16, 2017

I enjoyed this film and found the acting very believable.
Stunning scenery. Really lovely settings.
I have not read the book, but, seeing the movie has made me curious enough to want to read it, as there were parts of the story telling in the movie which were hard to understand, especially towards the end. The movie compressed too much of the story after the couple were arrested.
Well worth watching for the glorious settings and great actors giving heartfelt performances.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

Although you understand why she does it, it really shows the effect of karma getting it's revenge .

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SF_READER
Sep 12, 2017

Best to read the book than watch the movie!!!

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Raynam
Sep 10, 2017

The movie was very slow throughout.Michael Fassbender didn't speak loud enough,Just not believable as a man in real pain.Rachel Weiz was to old for her part,did not play full potential of the character.I would rather not read book because the movie left me completely disinterested.Scenery was gorgeous but not good enough to carry this disappointing movie.

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Earlgrey454
Sep 08, 2017

I read the book awhile back, and it was very enjoyable. However, as I started watching the film, I couldn't see much point in bothering, as it was holding no surprises. Also, many small but interesting details were necessarily dropped from the film due to time limits. It simply was not as interesting as the book in general, so I turned it off after about a half hour.

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chsu2000
Sep 07, 2017

I love the story.

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kpelish
Aug 27, 2017

Lyrical and haunting love story. The lead actors and the scenic location both shine.

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ddonster
Aug 26, 2017

Fassbender is pretty compelling as the tortured soul who is driven to expose the terrible secret. This movie gets pretty emotional at times and I liked the positive ending.

Very, very depressing!

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
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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.

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jimg2000
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... "
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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
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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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