A new movie hits theaters today, and you can’t miss this thought-provoking drama: The Lights Between the Oceans. After you watch it, open up to discussion on it. It changed my friend’s views on life. While it might not alter yours, I believe it to be a good moment for all of us to remind ourselves that respect for others is the starting point for tolerance and peace. Consequently, here are Three Reasons to Watch The Light Between The Oceans Movie.
Three Reasons to Watch The Light Between The Oceans Movie
Get ready for a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral point of view and the power of love. There is much to talk about after watching the movie. My friend definitively changed her lifelong views after pondering on the decisions of the stars of the film. Talk about a powerful art piece! Here are Three Reasons to Watch The Light Between the Oceans:
- We have choices: while we do have choices, the movie clearly points out they all have consequences. For an impulsive one like me, it gives me a chance to breathe and try and glimpse the effects of my choices before I make them.
- Love moves our world: whether we see it or not, love is at the core of what we do. It defines our lives, and we sometimes take that for granted. In every kind of relationship, love surfaces to show how it can tilt the world one way or another. The movie highlighted the strength of love in conquering and destroying.
- Are you wearing their shoes? Empathy does make a difference. Eventually, despite disagreeing, we can respect one and other if we try and understand where others are coming from.
About The Light Between the Oceans
DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award® nomineeMichael Fassbender, Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee David Heyman, p.g.a., and Jeffrey Clifford,p.g.a., with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers.
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of WesternAustralia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander),in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.
Enjoy the scenery and try not to judge anything at all until after you watch the entire movie. Let it move you.