The Light Between Oceans

Love demands everything


The Light Between Oceans
Set on a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, a lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby. Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.

130 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weiz, Florence Clery, Jack Thompson, Thomas Unger
Director
Derek Cianfrance
ScreenplayDerek Cianfrance, from the novel by M. L. Stedman
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyAdam Arkapaw
EditingJim Helton, Ron Patane
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byHedyday Films, LBO Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Participant Media, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures

IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content
Runtime132
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAn underwhelming weepie.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconVerdiep jou in emosionele intrige.
5
Metacritic.com
26 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
72 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Light Between Oceans presents a well-acted and handsomely mounted adaptation of its bestselling source material, but ultimately tugs on the heartstrings too often to be effective.
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconDeeply emotional, distressing drama not for faint of heart.
15

What the People say

Internet
38 Netizens quote iconTugs at your heartstrings
15

Average .. 58%

12

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