Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
Ah, romance! What we want from these hanky-twisters is a tidal wave of emotions that drown us in complexity. The Light Between Oceans doesn’t do quite that, but it’s at least an invigorating swim.
Give all credit to the actors. All of it! Vikander is creepy as a disconsolate mother brought back from the edge of eternal darkness. Fassbender is her stoic husband, who must choose between his deep love for his wife and his rocklike ethics.