The Light Between Oceans is a film that tells a rough, true love story
When The Light Between Oceans came out, I was able to see it early. Honestly didn’t like it that much. The story it tells get gritty and harsh quickly, and can make this a hard film to watch. Yet I decided to give this film another chance. Here is what I thought of this film after watching it a second time.
You can read the plot for The Light Between Oceans here:
Tom (Michael Fassbender) is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander), a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel’s wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child’s biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.
The Light Between Oceans is a strange film. The cast does their best to make it great, but I still didn’t like it that much. What is interesting about this Blu-Ray though are the special features. I really enjoyed ‘Bringing the Light to Life’. It reveals much about the making of this film that not only surprised me but made me respect the cast and crew more. A lot of work was put into making this film and choosing just the right location. I also really liked ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ which gives an interesting history lesson about the profession and has an interview from a man who does this job for a living. I don’t know if I would recommend this film, but these special features are worth watching. If you want to learn more about The Light Between Oceans click on this website.