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Patrick L (de) wrote: "It could've been called "The Light Between Sparks" because this movie is allergic to a compelling storyline and sharp writing."Movie Review: The Light Between OceansDate Viewed: September 3 2016Directed By Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines)Screenplay By Derek Cianfrance, Based on the novel by M.L. StedmanStarring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius, Bryan Brown, Florence Clery, Anthony Hayes, Emily Barclay, Leon Ford, Jane Menelaus and Garry MacDonald.Get ready to bring kleenex and throw popcorn at the screen because "The Light Between Oceans" is overwrought melodrama at its most extreme. Despite good performances from the main leads, this movie is just another Nicholas Sparks wannabe. All this movie wants to be is "The Light Between Sparks" because it is allergic to a compelling storyline and sharp writing. Should Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander know better? Okay, I know they're secretly a couple in real-life but my guess is that they were tricked into doing this. Yep, that's what I believe. Don't get me wrong, Fassbender and Vikander give emotional performances but the story feels unbelievably forced. Based on the 2012 novel by M.L. Stedman, "The Light Between Oceans" is set years following the end of World War I where we meet war veteran and lighthouse keeper, Tom Sherbourne (Fassbender). After numbing years on the battlefield, he now lives in Western Australia where he falls in love with Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander) and the two lovers partake in 15 minutes of sucky-Time of My Life montages.Tom and Isabel want to have a child but unfortunately they have two failed pregnancies. Suddenly, a miracle has washed up on their shores as they find a baby girl on a lifeboat. They also find a dead man on the boat who might be the girl's father but they don't know. As lighthouse keeper, it is Tom's duty to report on any activity on the island but Isabel pleads with him to adopt the child because the baby girl is their only hope in creating a happy family for themselves. Oh dear! Where is the violin?Tom formally agrees to adopt the baby girl and he and Isabel name her Lucy. Several years later, when they visit the mainland, Tom and Isabel meet a woman, Hannah Roennfeldt (Rachel Weisz) who says she lost her infant child and husband several years earlier. Tom and Isabel really believe that Hannah is Lucy's real mother and Isabel is devastated all over again. With surreal consequences surrounding them, Tom thinks that it is time to bring Lucy back to her real mother but Isabel refuses because she doesn't want her family being torn apart.Tom could just tell Hannah the truth about everything but no the authorities decide to arrest him for violating protocol and they pin him for the death of the baby girl's father and they want the little girl brought back to her real mother. COME ON MOVIE! Tom and Isabel could've explained everything to Hannah and try to resolve their situation in a reasonable matter but no, these tragic events are just an excuse for the movie to go even longer. How long is this movie you might ask? It's 2 hours and 12 minutes long!The only real tragedy here is that "The Light Between Oceans" was written and directed by Derek Cianfrance who gave us two emotionally well-acted dramas in the past ("Blue Valentine" and "The Place Beyond the Pines") has clearly lost his way big time. Cianfrance is a good filmmaker but how did he get reduced to these contrived soap opera cliches? It's nice to know that Fassbender and Vikander fell in love on set but "The Light Between Oceans" is a bucket full of shamelessness.
Blake B (es) wrote: Holy crap I loved this movie. Westerns are my favorite film genre ,and I love anime, and having seen the original anime, I knew this movie was gonna be awesome. I was laughing a lot , and the soundtrack was awesome too. And dat Wolfwood.
Eliabeth W (it) wrote: Very emotional, and very clever, seeing from the other side, and no answer to the 'why?'
Olivier P (it) wrote: C'etait drole! C'est un film assez nostalgique mais dans un milieu humoristique. A voir!
Sam T (ca) wrote: I'm a sucker for the 'French having a lovely lazy summer vacation in the bucolic countryside, sharing philosophical musings with a friend in the wee hours of the morning' type of movie. It doesn't help that the photography is lush and poetic.
Gordon B (gb) wrote: Its more like a lecture from an angry college professor than a penetrating documentary, but its an engaging lecture nonetheless .
Mike C (it) wrote: This is why I checkout imdb after watching every movie. I sometimes miss things. I already liked this very slow-paced thrilled about a mass killing on an Australian train, and the murder of a woman that may or may not be tied to the other murders. A cop, suffering from tinnitus (ringing of the ear), kinda falls in the middle.I was already leaning towards an 8/10 just because I liked the movie. Reading a little bit, I decided it could be a 7/10. It's an Australian movie, so that means things won't necessarily be tied up, etc, like American movies require. I don't think I mind that unless it's just a complete waste of time. Then I stumbled upon one post that explains everything. This is a thriller, and the hints are very subtle and it turns out even smarter, but they are there and that actually pushes the movie towards brilliant.
Sisco M (us) wrote: This should have been a parody, with magic elements and cyborgs.
b r (gb) wrote: A good, bordering on great, mystery-thriller that had me unsure of what was actually going on right up until the end. Val Kilmer is, as usual, phenominal, and even Neve Campbell manages to do a good job, blatant body double and all. Horrible, horrible tittle though.
Mark S (gb) wrote: Amazing acting from a great collection of wonderful stars.
Ed Q (au) wrote: At times the execution of the story is a bit odd and flat, but it's still a very good film. The acting is suitably icy, and several of the long takes are impressive. The story itself is very intriguing and layered with subtext. The obsession of the title character leads to a haunting climax that perfectly fits the Kafkaesque tone of the film.
Kyle C (au) wrote: Dogs are cute. Jokes are hit or miss. Dog lovers might enjoy this movie but there isn't really that much to say about it other than that. It's pretty forgettable.5/10 Okay