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The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2 September 2016 (USA)
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A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

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Sergeant Vernon Knuckey
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Sergeant Spragg
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Frank Roennfeldt
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A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

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Love demands everything

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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2 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La luz entre los océanos  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,984,000 (USA) (2 September 2016)

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$12,533,911 (USA) (28 October 2016)
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Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander revealed that Derek Cianfrance made them live together on set for six weeks. See more »

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Frank Roennfeldt: You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.
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Referenced in On Cinema: 'Solace' and 'The Light Between Oceans' (2016) See more »

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The Light Between Mediocrity
3 September 2016 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

"The Light Between Oceans" had all the right ingredients to be a serious Oscar contender, a great director, a great cast, beautiful cinematography, a beautiful score, and a gripping story, but it ends up falling way, way short of its end goal, it's unrelenting in its efforts to get an emotional reaction out of its audience, and in doing so the movie loses some of its humanity and relatedness, the film also suffers from its 2 hour run time, with about 20-25 minutes cut from its run time, it could have at the very least been a solid period drama about such a daunting subject matter, but instead it's just a very big disappointment.


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