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The Lightkeepers (2009)

PG | | Comedy | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.

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... Seth Atkins / Bascom
... Mrs. Bascom
... Bennie
... Mrs. Deacon
... Ruth
... John Brown / Russell Brooks
Stephen Russell ... Jedidiah Snow
... Impressed Lady
Ben Dreyfuss ... Grocery Boy
... Ezra
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Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking
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Also Known As:

A világítótorony őrei  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Julie Harris's final film. See more »

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The Light Keeper
Written by Jonathan Edwards
Performed by The Makem & Spain Brothers
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It's amazing they still make movies like this.

What a relief to see a movie that was actually "made," not "digitally processed," although Blythe Danner still looks so terrific, it's tempting to believe she had help. Maybe Richard Dreyfuss puts on a "Kap'n Karl" growl a little more than necessary as an irascible woman-hater lighthouse keeper; but Tom Wisdom as his assistant-with-a-secret, with a Michael York voice coming out of a Keanu Reeves face, keeps up with him. The film manages--no easy feat in this day and age--to be a charming, sweet (maybe a tad too much), simple story about people, not special effects, without descending to the TV movie level. It's not an action-packed roller coaster ride, nobody farts or masturbates, nobody's naked, and nobody explodes, so it may confuse modern moviegoers (at least the ones under 30). But "The Lightkeepers," in its own modest way, has its own rewards, not the least of which being a rare--if short--screen appearance by Julie Harris toward the end.


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