The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

DVD - 2017
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A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, finds a baby on an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own, changing their lives and that of a stranger
Publisher: [United States] : Touchstone Home Entertainment : DreamWorks Pictures, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
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digital,optical,surround sound,5.1 Dolby digital (English),5.1 Dolby digital (French, Spanish)
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 786936851540
0786936851540

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kingandi
Aug 15, 2017

LOVE THIS MOVIE!

Very, very depressing!

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readyrisa
Jul 27, 2017

I loved this film! The cinematography is amazing with a lot of shots of the ocean and the wind, it was truly jaw-dropping. A heart-breaking beautiful story that is actually realistic and authentic.

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sunnyfeline
Jul 02, 2017

Slow at times, but good plot once it starts to pick up. I thought the actors did a great job with their character roles.

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Kazzer
Jun 21, 2017

Very disappointing film. Slow, boring and depressing. Don't waste your time.

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GinaFin
Jun 09, 2017

SPOILER ALERT-
I can't write a review without revealing WHY I didn't give this 5 stars.
This movie seemed like it was very, very long drawn out. Slow moving. It picked up some after they found the baby but still slow.
I liked Isabel and felt sorry for her. Tom was pretty much a blah character, in my opinion.
I did NOT like the real mother at all. I don't think she was well cast in the role. I would have never chosen her for the role. Something about her, I just didn't like. I kept wanting the child to stay with Tom and Isabel and the real mother to let them have her - or work out some kind of an agreement where they could all raise her.
It was a decent plot but just too long drawn out. They could have told the story in 90 minutes
Doing the right thing in the end and owning up to bad choices was the moral of the story. They had their reasons but their deceit caught up to them. It is a tear jerker and NOT a movie to uplift spirits whatsoever. Sad story. No one really wins.
The BEST thing about the movie was the beautiful scenery.
I chose to view this movie because of my love for lighthouses. THAT part did not disappoint. New Zealand and Tasmania are gorgeous. If nothing else, watch it for the scenery.

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COURIER3
Jun 05, 2017

130 minutes too long. Slow start , but once the baby was rescued from the boat adrift the story became more interesting. Was the baby's father dead in the boat adrift? Very emotional when the light house keeper learns more about the real father and mother of the baby girl.
lots of pain and suffering to do the right thing.

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lisaejones
May 24, 2017

This movie starts very slow and I kept watching to see if something interesting was gonna happen, well it did! I enjoyed the movie overall, however, felt the movie was a bit too long. I never complain about movies being too long but this one was. The characters definitely pulled some emotional strings and that's what made the movie enjoyable for me. The plot is somewhat predictable but at the same time surprising. The movie held my interest til the end which is always a good thing when watching movies.

I was expecting a little more from director Derek Cianfrance. But this is a solid "morality play" picture -- affecting without wallowing in the saccharine or the needlessly manipulative. Michael Fassbender is dynamite as usual. if you're a fan of his, this film is worth checking out.

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Bookworm39
May 15, 2017

I found this movie very moving. I can understand how hard it must be in life sometimes when one has to part with someone that has been close to them for a long time.

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2017

I mean, if a wife loses a husband she becomes a widow, but if a parent loses a child there's no special label for it. You're still a mother or father. Even if you no longer have a child. Sometimes I wonder, if I'm still technically a sister now when my brothers are gone.
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Tell me about your parents.
-My mother's dead.
What about your father?
-No love lost there.
Was he strict with you?
-Strict doesn't begin to describe it, though, made army discipline easy. I suppose it made it easier being over there, knowing there'd be no one heartbroken if they got the telegram.
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You know Janus is where the word January comes from. Named after the same god as this island. He's got two faces, back to back. Always looking both ways. Torn between two ways of seeing things. January looks forward to the new year and back to the old. And this island looks in the direction of two different oceans.

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jimg2000
Apr 10, 2017

"One night, as they journeyed on following the path of the light that stretched out before them, there came a sudden cry out of the darkness. The three wise men stopped but for a moment only. 'It was the cry of a child, ' they said, one to another. 'But it is not for us to stay our journey, ' they said. 'We cannot delay. The star calls us forward... "
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You have been through so much in your life and you are always happy. How do you do it?
-You only have to forgive once. To resent you have to do it all day, every day. All the time. You have to keep remembering the bad things. It's too much work
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I couldn't go on the way things were. I couldn't live with myself. I'm sorrier than I'll ever be able to say for hurting you. We each get a little turn at life. And if this ends up being how my turn went, it will still have been worth it. My time should have been up years ago.

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