The Light Between Oceans

The sea giveth and the sea taketh away.

Overall B

When a lighthouse keeper and his wife (Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander) find a baby adrift in a rowboat, the couple decides to raise the child as their own. Several years later they discover their little girl's real mother (Rachel Weisz) may yet be alive.

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is The Light Between Oceans rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Light Between Oceans PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content.

Run Time: 132 minutes

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Why is The Light Between Oceans rated PG-13? The Light Between Oceans is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material and some sexual content.

Violence: A soldier returning from WWI says he has seen too much death. The loss of other men (sons and brothers) are also discussed. Mental illness and a suicide are mentioned.Premature labor and miscarriages are depicted (a little blood is shown), along with the physical and emotional pain associated with these events. An angry woman hits her husband. A corpse is briefly seen before the body is buried. Characters tell lies, sometimes to protect others –legal implications ensue. Parents and children experience emotional distress, separation/abandonment issues and grief. Racial prejudice is discussed and shown.

Sexual Content: A married couple engages in sexual activity. This is depicted in several scenes that include bare backs and shoulders (with private body parts obscured), breathlessness and moaning, and passionate kissing.

Language: The script includes infrequent use of terms of deity, along with a few racial slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A woman and some secondary characters are briefly seen smoking. Characters drink with dinner. A minister is accused of drunkenness.

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The Light Between Oceans
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta PG Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Manitoba PG
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Disturbing Content.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

The Light Between Oceans is directed by Derek Cianfrance and stars Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz.

This movie is based on M.L. Stedman’s novel The Light Between Oceans.

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