The Light Between Oceans Once you find love, can you ever let go?

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2016 | PG-13 | Drama Adaptation | 2hrs, 12m

A heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, September 2, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Alicia Vikander
Isabel Sherbourne
Michael Fassbender
Tom Sherbourne
Caren Pistorius
Adult Lucy Grace
Emily Barclay
Gwen Potts
Florence Clery
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Derek Cianfrance


Derek Cianfrance


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content.

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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 Western Australia. 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.
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  • Based on the debut novel by M.L. Stedman.

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