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Couples Movie Night: The Light Between Oceans

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The Light Between Oceans DVD

When was the last time that you had a date night with your husband? You don’t have to go out to have a special night together, and plan an in-home movie date night. My husband and I have an in-home movie date night every week where we set our kids upstairs with a movie of their choice, we order takeout, and enjoy a romantic movie together alone on the couch. When I was given an advanced copy of the movie “The Light Between Oceans,” I immediately knew it would be the perfect movie for our next in-home date night.

Last night, we ordered some Chinese food, and then dimmed the living rooms lights to begin watching “The Light Between Oceans.” The movie was beautifully produced and the story was moving. It is based on the 2012 best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman, and I was immersed into the story the entire time I was watching the film.

The movie is about a couple that goes to live alone on a island where the husband cares for a lighthouse. The couple stricken with pain and grief as they have to miscarriages and cannot conceive a baby. One day a boat drifts onto the shore of the island where a man is deceased and holding a crying newborn baby. The couple looks at it as a sign from God and takes the baby in as their own, pretending to the world that she didn’t have the second miscarriage. The husband soon realizes that the baby has a mother back on the mainland and begins sending her secret messages that her baby is still alive.

What will happen to the baby?? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out. “The Light Between Oceans” will be available on Digital HD and Blu-ray starting on January 24th. I recommend having a box of tissues nearby, because it is an emotional story that at times will have tears rolling down your cheeks.

The film is rated PG-13 and is 130 minutes long. The Blu-ray and Digital HD copy will have the following bonus features:

Bringing The Light to Life – For weeks, the cast and crew of “The Light Between Oceans” lived in trailers on Cape Campbell, an isolated region of New Zealand, to film the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel. This documentary chronicles the unique approach and shooting style of director Derek Cianfrance and the production journey that inspired Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz to fully embody their characters and explore the power and depths of love.

Audio Commentary – View the film accompanied by an in-depth and thoughtful conversation between director Derek Cianfrance and his film studies professor Phil Solomon.

Lighthouse Keeper – The filmmakers, cast and Cape Campbell Lighthouse inspector/maintainer Rob Sword share the history of the lighthouse and explain the typical duties a lighthouse keeper like Tom Sherbourne would have during an assignment on Janus Island.

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