September 2016 Ι 2h 13min Ι Derek Cianfrance
1920 the lighthouse keeper Tom marries the local girl Isabel. They both want children but suffer two terrible losses, until one day when a rowboat arrives containing a child. They start to care for the girl and treat her as their own but complications occurs when the real mother starts searching for her child. Will the actual truth come out?
I cried so much when the movie reached its end, I just couldn’t stop crying. I feel like I left a puddle of water behind. The funny part is that it’s not The Notebook sad, it’s actually a rather heartwarming and happy movie, with a lot of emotions. I believe The Light Between Oceans is based on a book and I haven’t read it but I heard that the movie was pretty accurate to the book. I think it was a pretty darn good movie. It was a bit slow, didn’t really have a lot of environment changes and there was no action going on but it was very peaceful watching it. It had that peaceful atmosphere and that was actually quite relaxing.
The romance was beautiful. Even if Tom and Isabel’s relationship felt pretty rushed, it was still heartwarming and I do feel like they were meant to be. Michael Fassbender plays Tom and I do feel like he does a great job, even if his character is pretty plain. I do however love Michael a lot and I think he is a brilliant actor. However, the person that stood out the most and shocked me the most was my fellow Swede Alicia Vikander. I mean, I knew she was a great actress but this good, that I did not know. She was absolutely brilliant as Isabel, she delivered so many emotions perfectly and I’m just taken away by her performance. Rachel Weisz did not have as big of a part in this movie but she was pretty spot on too. Great cast indeed! The Light Between Oceans is overall a great, emotion packed movie and it is truly worth watching. I would definitely recommend you to see it.