The Light Between Oceans Review

Fellow movie-goers: Great movie about forgiveness and the need for love.

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

9 Plot: The story is deep, makes you really think about what's important in life and how important forgiveness is.
8 Directing: Derek Cianfrance does a great job with one tiny hiccup.
9 Acting: Fassbender and Vikander have chemistry and feel like a real couple.
9 Cinematography: Beautifully shot.
8 Pacing: A little slow in some places, but pretty necessary to the development of the plot.

Here is the premise: A lighthouse keeper and his wife (Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander) living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat that left the infant’s father dead in the same boat.

Awesome script, and Derek Cianfrance does a decent job bringing this movie (based on a book with the same name) to the big screen. The only hiccup from Cianfrance was towards the end; I felt the ending was rushed and very abrupt.

The acting was fantastic, Fassbender and Vikander have the chemistry and the pain that goes with a couple that has been together a while and has gone through some tough times. Fassbender delivers an awesome acting job with the different phases he has to go through because of choices they are making (not to mention, he is not bad to look at either.)

My biggest gripe is there are times that the movie drags quite a bit. I wrestle with this complaint because I also see this may have had to be for the story to progress the way it did; so if you can be okay with this, then the payout is well worth it.

Overall, well worth the price of admission and it is such a beautiful story of love and forgiveness.



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