By Adam Schalke, Staff Reporter
Four out of five torches
“The Light Between Oceans” is an end of the summer film spearheaded by the tremendous acting chops of leads Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.
Based on the book by Australian author M.L. Stedman, the film chronicles the lives of Tom and Isabel Sherbourne, a married couple who live in an isolated region of coastal Australia in order for Tom to work as a lighthouse operator. The couple are in a happy marriage, but they are unable to have children, much to the grief of Isabel.
One day a boat washes ashore containing an infant who they believe is abandoned. It is Tom’s duty to report news of the child to the authorities, but Isabel persuades him to keep the child a secret and raise her as the daughter that they are unable to have. Aware of the grave offence that they have committed, the couple do their very best to raise the child with a normal upbringing until situations emerge that threaten the stability and conscience of their family.
Put simply, “The Light Between Oceans” is a lovely film with phenomenal acting. It is definitely an excellent film to close out the summer movie season with.