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I own this on Blue-ray and fully enjoy the story. It is a beautiful you-are-there setting in a our almost forgotten history of lighthouse keeping. The lighthouse is real and you can see the keeper light the wick just like they did a hundred years ago. A wonderful movie.
A mere 100 years after the novel was published, we have the same story - very slightly altered - in the Lightkeepers. Despite the predictable plot, I found it quite moving - Dreyfuss and Danner are especially good in their scenes. It's a bit slow in places, but I recommend it as a delightful period piece.
Their women hater's world is interrupted by 2 ladies appearing for the summer in a neighboring cottage. Ruth Lowell (Mamie Gummer-Meryl Streep's daughter), a rich young girl, is cared for by her housekeeper Mrs. Bascom (Blythe Danner). Of course these women, of similar age to the men, pose a threat to their single gender coastal locale. The women provide some surprise twists to the story and their own characters are a study as worthy as the mens', but much more beautiful. New secrets are enjoined. Some brilliant role playing by these 4 actors.
Joining the cast for short spots are Julie Harris, Bruce Dern, and even Ben Dreyfuss as a grocery boy. Yes Ben is Richard Dreyfuss' son.
Interviews of R. Dreyfus (9 min) and Writer/director Daniel Adams (5 min)
Alas, such a crime it is...NO SDH SUBTITLES or CC. This is a HUGE fault, as this DVD is best suited for the older generations, and some of us can use the subtitles. What were they thinking? No movie of the 21st century should be without subtitles, especially when it markets to the over 30 or 40 or 50.
Regardless, my wife and I will watch this one over again and again. Makes a senior want to snuggle.
The characters were well planned and not just 2 dimensional. They seemed very realistic and interesting.
Cheers to Richard Dreyfuss, the cast, crew, and production team!
I found the film slow moving, I had problems understanding some of the dialog from the way it was enunciated, and the ending was all too predictable. Although rated PG, I really can't say why it was not rated G except for one "damn" and maybe the discussion of a suicide. This certainly was not one of Dreyfuss' better movies but all-in-all, it was OK for a couple of hours respite.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only draw back to this for me is that there are no English subtitles for us old folks otherwise I would highly recommend seeing this movie.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I liked the movie but it is not something I will have to watch again.Published 11 days ago by Tracey Hayes
Such a good movie and a nice change from all the violence and bad language!Published 11 days ago by Breezee
Too slow and was hard to follow within first 10 minutes. Turned off.Published 12 days ago by Sunnie Hoppe
Watched this CD recently.. took me awhile to realize Richard Dreyfus.. Funny how age catches up with you.. enjoyed it,, but glad I did not go to a Movie to see it.. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Pattie