Although Alicia Vikander cries enough to fill two oceans and the persistent dilemma about birth/adoptive motherhood, it's a good film. Vikander and Fassbender might as well be in the front row for the next Brangelina couple, so keep your kids safe!
The film starts masterfully telling the story of a damaged veteran finding solace in a job as a lighthouse keeper inadvertently meeting the love of his life. The two begin a solitary but loving existence on their own private island and a wonderful and moving tale of love begins...only to be interrupted by the plot kicking in. Diving headfirst into melodrama the film only gets sillier as it goes along.
This film has some of the best cinematography I have ever seen in a film. The use of ocean sounds in this are brilliant too. Also the performances from Fassbender, Vikander, and Weisz are all on point. Filled with raw emotions this film really sucks you in to this world.
The acting kept the melodramatic story credible. I could have done without excessive use of letter writing to convey story information and The all too tidy ending scenes but it wasn't as schmaltzy as I was expecting.