Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Florence Clery.
While The Light Between Oceans screened last night in Dublin to a packed theatre, in London, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander were walking the Red Carpet for the UK premiere.
No matter, everyone at the Irish screening was glued to the screen, Fassbenders actually present or not.
Slow to get to the core of the story, the dilema of a lighthouse keeper, Tom Sherbourne and his young wife, Isabel, who rescue a baby from the sea, only for the wife to persaude him to keep the baby. She’s just suffered two miscarriages and Tom, a shaken WW1 veteran is loaded with guilt already that he made it through the war, while many others didnt, so he agrees reluctantly.
The Light Between Oceans is an epic film set off the shore of Australia and based on the book by M.L.Stedman…While not by any means a Fassbender fan, I thought the first quarter of the film was over indulgent on the love story, reckoning it was because Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are a real life couple. However, it seems they only got together on this movie, which surprised me because I saw affection there, but not the chemistry.
Rachel Weisz, as the child’s real mother, steals the film, as does the child, played by Florence Clery. She’s just a little treasure. I would defy anyone to give her up, she’s so loveable.
A weepie, for sure.