I have been waiting for The Light Between Oceans for what seemed like forever. Was the film worth the wait? Yes, it was. It didn’t take my breath away, but it was a beautiful screen adaptation of an extremely emotional novel.
Firstly, the film had an amazing soundtrack that was present throughout the film. You know, dramas usually tend to be quite quiet – you can hear your neighbours munching on their popcorn or your stomach rumbling. Not with this film. Really, really well-chosen score! Secondly, the shots were gorgeous. Everything – the scenery, the angle of the camera, the colours – it was a pleasure to watch. You can say that this was a work of art, not just some blockbuster. Thirdly, at least for me, Vikander was the star of this film. Fassbender was handsome (without the moustache, of course) and their level of chemistry was over the roof (no wonder they became a couple in real life). However, Vikander’s acting was the one that made me feel as if someone had punched me in the gut. Oh, the emotions! And I want to mention the little girl who played their daughter – what an adorable child! I understand how hard it is to work with small children, but she was perfect. A new celebrity in the making, most probably.
To sum up, the film will give you all the feels. I have to admit that it is a bit slow, but it might be due to the fact that I had already read the book, so there were no surprises left for me. All in all, a beautiful film with a beautiful cast – it’s impossible to dislike it.