Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Pull of Motherhood

I have been waiting since before the Oscars to watch the first trailer for The Light Between Oceans – a preview, btw, that comes at a tight 97-seconds, which have so done their job: They have left me wanting more.

Good goin. Now gimme.

Oh, dang it. We must wait until Sept. 2 to check out the Derek Cianfrance-helmed adaptation of the 2012 M.L. Stedman novel about a lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) who, together with his wife (played by Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander), decides to raise a baby girl, who has washed ashore the island on which they live in post-World War I Australia alone on a boat, as their own.

Rachel Weisz plays the child’s mother, whom I’ve been thinking since I first heard about this film being made two years ago would be dead on the boat with the kid.

Turns out that will not be the case, so when the couple encounters her by chance, they will also run into a very life-changing (again!) and confronting situation.


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