Real-life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in the drama, based on M.L. Stedman's novel, as a husband and wife who struggle with grief after losing an unborn child. But a ray of hope arrives when they find a baby washed ashore in a boat. They raise the little girl as their own in a home filled with happiness — until they meet a woman (Rachel Weisz) who turns out to be the mother. Fassbender is wracked with guilt, while Vikander desperately wants to hold onto her child.
The movie certainly looks beautiful, with vistas of windswept cliffs and churning seas. The story and the performances are gut-wrenching, and even just the trailer will move you to tears.
"The Light Between Oceans" opens in theaters September 2.
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Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel's wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child's biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people. Read More