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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Rachel Weisz
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Rachel Weisz

The Light Between Oceans is directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on M.L. Stedman’s novel about a couple raising the baby they rescued from a drifting rowing boat. The performances from Rachel Weisz, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are all good.

For me, The Light Between Oceans is a beautiful romance. Though definitely heartbreaking and featuring a number of morally questionable acts, the idea of the love between the lead characters as portrayed by Fassbender and Vikander is beautiful.

On account of the repercussions that resulted out of the questionable acts in this movie, by the end I was well and truly reminded of the importance of properly thinking through the options we allow ourselves to be coerced into choosing. Especially when the blindness of love and an all-consuming desperation are thrown into the mix. This, for me is a highlight of this film. I also very much enjoyed Vikander’s character’s forwardness in regards to her love life. Refreshing is one word for it.

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Michael Fassbender
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Michael Fassbender

On balance, I can’t say that I was able to enjoy The Light Between Oceans as much as I could have and that’s partly because the trailer revealed too much, which in turn contributed to the end result being quite unexciting. I suppose what I may never know is just how much more thrilling I may have found this movie had I never seen the trailer.

Watch it if you absolutely must. Just don’t misremember that I said you absolutely should.

Happy Film Loving

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander & Rachel Weisz

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander’s latest movie is based on a best selling book by M.L. Stedman. Director Derek Cianfrance’s film is about a couple who raise a baby they found adrift  on a rowboat…

A heartbreaking tale and streams of tears are guaranteed. I’ll tune in anyway because of  Fassbender’s performance.

Of course it would have been great if  this trailer hadn’t given away so much already. What to do, what to do…

The Light Between Oceans Release Dates: September 2nd 2016 (US); January 6th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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