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|Under the Lighthouse Dancing|
Actors: Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Naomi Watts, Philip Holder, Zoe Bertram
Director: Graeme Rattigan
Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Bfs Ent & Multimedia Limi Release Date: 07/06/2004 Run time: 94 minutes
Touching movie about friendship and relationships
bookloversfriend | United States | 01/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I did not feel the movie at all sugary and "sentimental". One of the friends reveals she's dying. If the characters did not express sentiment, they'd be sociopaths. The movie was slow-paced, but not painfully so, and the scenery was beautiful. The film contains a wedding to end all weddings, certain to please many people. My only quibble with the movie is the music played at the wedding. It needed to be joyful and I'm sure the filmmaker thought this music was, but to me it was determined, abandoned, maybe defiant. I would have preferred something more emotionally in tune with the rest of the music of the film. Watching this movie a second time last night, I was reminded of the novel "Last Things, First Things." Both are set largely on a beautiful island, both deal with death, both involve love and relationships, yet both manage to be upbeat with satisfying endings."
True Friends are the Riches of Life
Joan M. Weigert | Manalapan, NJ | 07/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The many aspects and emotions of this movie become apparent almost immediately. The sincerity, warmth, and loyalty that is shared amongst the characters in this film are so strong, that you look hard to your own relationships to see if you are as lucky. The story deals with a powerful circumstance, death, and shows you how the bonds that this group has enable them to give the greatest gift of all - love. They know no bounds when they do everything in their power to grant their beloved friend a last wish. The movie itself is beautifully filmed, with the ocean and surrounding sites playing major roles."
Loved The Lighthouse
R. G. Laird | Australia | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We loved this touching Movie, filmed on Rottnest Island off Perth, Western Australia. Have searched for many months and were so grateful that Amazon had the DVD. All our friends love it as well. A romantic comedy with a good portion of humour and an uplifting message at the end as Australian singer John Farnham sings "Lifted up by Angels". If you don't crack a tear, better check your pulse!
Russell Laird, Townsville, Australia."