Since the first time I saw a trailer for DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans”, I couldn’t wait to see it. I am the first one in my group of friends (and family, for that matter) that will get excited over a movie like this. The romance, the love, the happiness, and even that little bit of sadness pulled me in. So when I got invited to a special screening, I quickly said yes.
This movie begins with the couple, Isabel and Tom, played by Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, meeting and falling in love. They were so happy, it made me happy. Then their story goes many ways from there. They endure tragedies and are left to question their own morals.
For me, this was a very difficult, but gripping, thing to watch. The actors and he story line was very convincing – I could feel every emotion they felt from start to finish. At times it was so intense, I felt maybe this movie had too much emotion thrown all at once. However, The Light Between Oceans has the most beautiful imagery and scoring that really brings it all together. In the end, I was glad I went with my gut instinct to make this one of my must see movies.
I believe this movie is meant to make viewers really feel and learn something about love, forgiveness, and doing what is right. I really hope you take the time to see The Light Between Oceans and maybe even read the book, as I know I will.
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 DavidHeyman, p.g.a., and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a., with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving asexecutive 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 theschool’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom isimmediately 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 andinfant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tomis torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabelraise 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.