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The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) writes and directs this weepy adaptation of M.L. Stedman's historical romance/tragedy. Michael Fassbender is a shell-shocked World War I veteran who takes a job manning a remote Australian lighthouse. Eventually, he marries a headstrong local lass (Alicia Vikander), but the couple suffer through a string of awful miscarriages. One fateful day, a newborn baby washes up on the shore of their rocky little island. Despite their better judgment, the couple decide to pass the kid off as their own. Yeah, this isn't going to end well. This is as gorgeous and gloomy as a Turner seascape, and the actors give well-measured performances in what amounts to a patient, literate, adult-oriented character study. FULL REVIEW: Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears by Devin D. O’Leary (9/1/2016). 132 minutes PG-13.