The Light Between Oceans

2016

Drama  Romance  

195
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - upright 64%
IMDb Rating 7.2

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
January 9, 2017 at 6:28 am

Cast

Alicia Vikander as Isabel Graysmark
Rachel Weisz as Hannah Roennfeldt
Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne
Bryan Brown as Septimus Potts
720p 1080p
1000.25 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 13 min
P/S 5 / 51
2.04 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 13 min
P/S 4 / 61

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) 9 / 10

Baby in a boat

Greetings again from the darkness. As the closing credits rolled, it seemed incredulous that Kleenex was neither a sponsor or even mentioned in the "special thanks". Surely a tissue company was behind such a straightforward cinematic sob-fest (calling this a tear-jerker doesn't do it justice).Director Derek Cianfrance is accustomed to wallowing in movie sadness. His 2010 gem Blue Valentine was an expose into a fractured and challenging relationship. This time he tackles the M.L, Stedman novel and slows the pace to an excruciatingly slow crawl.Michael Fassbender plays Tom, a tormented WWI veteran so intent on isolating himself from society and people that he accepts a job as the lighthouse keeper in some desolate area of Australia. The locals in the small town of Stanley in Tasmania welcome Tom and provide him a festive send-off. One of these locals is Isabel (Alicia Vikander) who, despite grieving for her brothers killed in the war, takes an instant liking to the handsome and mysterious Tom.Soon enough Tom and Isabel are married and living a blissful life on the isolated rock. Emotional turmoil and tragedies follow as Isabel suffers numerous miscarriages. It's then that the movie takes a wild turn. Rather than a message in a bottle, Tom and Isabel find a baby in a boat. Yep, unable to bear their own, the sea delivers a baby to their ocean front home.Tom can't help but notice that Isabel's depression instantly disappears as she cares for the baby, and in the blink of a misplaced eye, the three become a family. Of course, it wouldn't be much of a movie if the baby's birth mother wasn't discovered, so Rachel Weisz as Hannah brings her own tragic story and mourning to the façade of Tom and Isabel's make-believe happiness. What follows is a look at loyalty to spouse versus doing the right thing ? a dilemma that isn't as easy as it should be.The lighthouse and surrounding coastline are extremely photogenic, as is the town and, of course, Fassbender and Vikander (both deliver excellent performances). It's also nice to see Aussie screen veterans Jack Thompson (Breaker Morant, 1980) and Bryan Brown (Cocktail), even in small roles. It's a purposefully sad and gut-wrenching movie that evidently moves so slowly to ensure the viewers have sufficient time to utilize those Kleenex.

Reviewed by mannacio-124-682011 9 / 10

Over-Rated

Overly long movie that seems even longer than it is. Mawkish sentimentality prevails in this bit of treacle. Excellent photography and a fairly good score cannot save this film from itself. The women are so self-possessed it is hard for them to generate much sympathy from the audience. Editing as also quite weak and obtrusive. One must wonder if there was a story-board of any kind.The morality play might even have left some viewers with questions about their own motivations if it had ended earlier. As it is, the movie falls flat. I would definitely not have gone to see it if I had known.Be warned, this is a waste of time.

Reviewed by sunraider 9 / 10

Dull and Formulaic

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Reviewed by Clayton Davis (Claytondavis@awardscircuit.com) 9 / 10

'The Light Between Oceans' has class but falters the message of love

I decided to see this movie after reading a synopsis and review of the best-selling novel on which it's based. Unfortunately, what may work in a novel doesn't always translate well to screen, which seems to be the case here as this film was incredibly dull. Because the movie progresses chronologically, there's nothing that grabs you at the onset. It isn't until 45 minutes into the film that the main plot point is finally introduced. The movie opened with a dull, uninteresting scene of the main character being interviewed for a job as lighthouse keeper on a remote, desolate island, and ends pretty much the same way. The director could have generated more interest if he'd opened with a more powerful and intriguing scene and used flashbacks to fill in some of the backstory. The real mother reading the letter telling her the baby is alive, the sailor keying in on the unique baby rattle, or even the wife discovering the dinghy while on a lonely walk along the beach all would have been more interesting ways to open this film. The first 45 minutes could have been cut and you really wouldn't have missed anything. Sadly, the wind-swept island is the most interesting character in this otherwise plodding movie.

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kakamal January 17, 2017 at 5:51 am

Nice movie. Thanks Yify

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gregsuccess1 January 17, 2017 at 12:46 am

An absolutely horrible, failed movie with a sophmoric plot twist and characters that have no consistency at all i.e. the actions do not fit the characters that have been created, so that their "moral dilemma" is just emotional manipulation on the part of the writer and director... Not for the discerning viewer...

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ehabshwiyat January 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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rida26 January 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

Awesome movie

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fermarques89 January 15, 2017 at 5:34 am

SPOILER at the end they make it clear that the child is Moses.

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rschatha January 15, 2017 at 4:17 am

Awesome, Must watch movie.

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park_delainey71 January 14, 2017 at 7:20 am

thank you YTS I so love this great film...

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leonardo January 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Outstanding movie !

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didy_56 January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

One of the best movies i have seen for a long time, I would highly recommend this movie to all.

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megkar January 12, 2017 at 10:37 am

so, this is magneto's wife hmm

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aik3r January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

the whole movie was sad even the weather this is such a greate movie we have to learn that life can't be without compromises and waiving something for another if it can't be lucy or grace it has to be lucy-grace

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lovable_guy006 January 11, 2017 at 4:17 am

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prince_sephiroth January 11, 2017 at 3:14 am

When are we going to have La La Land?

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heather89 January 11, 2017 at 1:17 am

Thank YOU! Thank YOU! I've been waiting to see this since it was released but couldn't because it was a limited release! The book is amazing as well! Highly recommened.

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yts_lover1 January 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

I don't like sad movies , i seek hope in this short live !

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sameh_77 January 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

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jodystin January 10, 2017 at 1:30 am

I watched this yesterday online ... Very sad movie. Thank you

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sanchari_moviefreak January 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

so wanna watch LA LA LAND T_T

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pijo84 January 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

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elmotamared January 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm

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4_all_mankind January 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Awesome one for the wife thank you