This film is a chick flick. There is romance. There is drama. There is sadness. A beautiful couple tries to have a baby and has two miscarriages. They run a lighthouse and one day they find a boat with a dead Father and an alive baby. The woman decides they will raise the child as their own. The husband thinks they should report the baby to the authorities, but she is heartbroken with the loss of her two miscarriages.
The movie has an incredible cast. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have such chemistry and will probably get nominated for their amazing performances in this film. The film does drag and moves at a very slow pace. You feel the pain, the sadness, and it is hard to watch. It cuts deep, and you want the outcome to be different. The film is shot beautifully and will probably get many nominations at Award time. (Hopefully, it will be remembered at BAFTA and OSCAR time.)
One day, they find out that the Mother is alive and searching for her baby and all hell breaks lose. It is a beautiful film about love, loss, and ethics.
2 stars out of three.