Light of My Life

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6.61 h 59 min2019X-RayR
Casey Affleck and Elisabeth Moss star in this edge-of-your-seat survivalist thriller. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a father and daughter journey through the outskirts of society after a deadly virus has wiped out nearly all the female population.
Directors
Casey Affleck
Starring
Casey AffleckAnna PniowskyTom Bower
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Elisabeth Moss
Producers
Teddy SchwarzmanCasey AffleckJohn Powers MiddletonMichael HeimlerBen StillmanWhitaker Lader
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Foul languagenuditysexual contentviolence
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3.7 out of 5 stars

2003 global ratings

  1. 45% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 15% of reviews have 1 stars
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SHAWMANReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Snooze fest
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A father, daughter "survival" movie, that is just plain silly and hampered by long stretches of boring dialogue, with no action whatsoever. SPOILER...A deadly virus wipes out most of the females on earth. There are now food pantries where men can get supplies. However, some men are now evil from being lonely and are abducting and raping the surviving females, so the father dresses his daughter as a boy when they go to town to get supplies. Why even take the chance of exposing your daughter, so you're not followed? Why not leave her at the safe camp site, with a weapon until you come back with food supplies? What weapon, LMAO? This father has NO weapon whatsoever...no large knife, no bow and arrow, or a gun to protect them with. Why wouldn't the father make sure he had a gun and ammo for protection after the virus subsided? Another character in this movie has a shotgun that he uses to protect himself and his livestock, so why not this father? Perhaps it's because the father acts like a weak, "beta" dude, who allows his daughter to talk back at him and disobey his commands, with no punishment handed out. People are raving on the "bond" between the father and the daughter in this movie, but completely ignore the fact that this film is just boring and ridiculous. You want to watch a great survival movie between a father and his child? Watch "The Road."
173 people found this helpful
KLReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Acting, dialogue, tension, and character development on point!
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If you like stellar acting, unpredictable endings, thoughtful dialogue, a good amount of tension, and solid character development, then this is an awesome movie. If you’re looking for a transformers amount of action, you won’t like this film.

After giving this flick a watch I’m surprised by all the negativity, but then again, this is the internet. Don’t be fooled by the nut jobsjack wagons giving anything less than 3 stars. They’re also giving movies like Dunkirk 1 star for being too boring, The Shallows 5 stars, and You Were Never Really There 2 stars. Insane.
180 people found this helpful
J. McGinleyReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautifully Crafted
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I can understand why many viewers have found this film too slowly paced to keep their attention, as it is dependent almost solely upon dialogue. Here is a lovely, moving story that paints a portrait of the absolute, completely selfless and unconditional love of a father for his child - raising her under unimaginably tragic and harsh circumstances that present actual life or death situations, yet, somehow managing to sustain some shades of normalcy.

Displaying infinite patience, openess and honesty, he guides her gently toward adulthood.... while continually encouraging hope for their future. This is not a casual, "for entertainment value" film. Its truly an Experience that should be carefully listened to and absorbed. While it may resonate a little more if you are a parent, the concept of total devotion to another human being can be something that most of us should be able to grasp. We simply have to actually *listen*
152 people found this helpful
riverguideReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unwatchable...
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I will never be able the recover the small part of my day I spent watching this self-indulgent mess. If anyone can suffer through more than 12 minutes of this goat rodeo, they'll never have to prove their courage to me or anyone else. This is a colossal face-plant.
114 people found this helpful
Denis C. Berte'Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
State of Depression
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Kudos to Casey Affleck for a job well done, visceral and moving, although at times depressing with not a very happy ending. Also, I just couldn't figure out why he would hike with his daughter through dense forest without any means of protection, yes a firearm! But then towards the end the father states, "...guns are generally dangerous to be around anytime...". I guess that's good old Casey using the script to espouse his liberal views on the evils of firearms. There's just no way around it, there are times when a weapon will save your life, because you're not going to out box the bad guys. Overall, I gave it a generous 3 stars. Cordially, Denis C. Berte'
107 people found this helpful
Tanya K.Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic!!!!
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This movie moved me. As a parent, it spoke to the lengths I would go to in order to keep my kid safe. Beautiful both visually and in performance. The cinematographic choices are fantastic. The pacing is real. It’s an artistic filmmakers film.
I’m still thinking about it days after watching. I recommend watching it on a cozy Saturday afternoon. I give it 5 stars.
89 people found this helpful
DouglasReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
A quasi apocalypse movie thats anti gun???
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This movie proves 2 things. First, anti gun liberals shouldnt make post apocalyptic movies. They come out very very boring and not believable. Second, liberals truly are NPCs and have NO original thoughts. This movie is a ripoff of The Road...only slower. I would have given it more stars for the acting, but the actors shouldnt have signed up for this epic dumpster fire of a movie.
68 people found this helpful
EEReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring
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I would like a refund.
81 people found this helpful
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