Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page

THE LIGHTKEEPERS

 
Links to Sections of this page
At Theaters: 3/19/2010 On Video: 11/16/2010
Rated: PG Length: hr. min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549960
Studio: New Films International
Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or
put it in
to one of your private movie lists.
Notes: 
Storyline Heading
Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.
DETAILED STORYLINE
.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy
TOP
Cast and Crew Heading
Richard Dreyfuss MY LIFE IN RUINS, W., POSEIDON, THE CREW
Blythe Danner THE LAST KISS, MEET THE FOCKERS, MEET THE PARENTS
Mamie Gummer TAKING WOODSTOCK
Tom Wisdow SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, 300
Wri/Dir: Daniel Adams
TOP
Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
TOP
Content Heading
Sorry, we were
unable to collect
this information.
TOP









Pictures © New Films International ®
All Rights Reserved.

Critic's Review Heading
TOP

Opinion Heading

Sorry, we were unable to collect moviegoer opinions.
This movie did not open in a city where we collect opinions.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In the year 1912, Seth Atkins (Richard Dreyfuss) is the light keeper for Eastham Light, located on a deserted outer beach of Cape Cod. His life is solitary and severe, but that's the way he likes it. When his assistant suddenly quits, no longer able to tolerate Seth's stubbornness and hatred for women, Seth is left to manage the lighthouse on his own.

That soon changes when a handsome and mysterious young man who calls himself John Brown (Tom Wisdom) washes ashore.

Unable to remember which ship he was on or from which port she hailed, John stays at the lighthouse, becoming Seth's unofficial assistant. It turns out that the tow share a dislike for women, based on previous unpleasant experiences in their life. They vow to never look at a female again and settle into a life dictated by the rhythm of the sea and the light, happily far from civilization and, in particular, women.

Their contented life is thrown into an uproar when two women from Boston arrive to vacation at a nearby cottage for the summer.

The lovely Ruth Graham (Mamie Gummer) is well-bred and thoughtful, with a sense of adventure. She is accompanied by her charming and outspoken housekeeper, Mrs. Bascom (Blythe Danner).

It doesn't take long before the two women call on the assistance of John, who is immediately smitten by and cautious of Ruth. Later, when Seth meets Mrs. Bascom, he is shocked to find that it is his wife, Emeline, who he hasn't seen for years; not since the day Seth left after a particularly bad argument between them.

They decide to keep their previous relationship a secret and avoid each other as much as possible.

Over the course of the summer, Ruth and Tom slow get to know each other and discover they have more in common than they had thought. It's clear that there is more to Tom's past than he is letting on. If he can let Ruth in, he may have a chance at love again.

At the same time, Seth and Emeline find more reasons to see each other than not and realize they have loved and stayed true to the other all along.

However, can the hurt from the past be overcome to give them a second chance at their relationships?

The arrival of Emeline's brother-in-law, Bennie (Bruce Dern), further complicates the situation, as he was the reason for their parting in the first place. Emeline had promised her deceased first husband to always care for Bennie, while Seth can't stand him, finding him to be snobbish and selfish.

As the two women prepare to leave the Cape at the end of the summer, both men must overcome their own fear of commitment as they struggle to prove their love and worthiness.

Of course, love always finds a way, but not before all four deal with angst, mistaken identity, the nosy Cape Cod locals, a fistfight at the train station, and a nasty New England storm.

 Back to Storyline

(Use "BACK" On Your Browser To Return To Previous Pages)
|Home|Theaters|Video|TV|

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com 

InstantKeys – Your #1 source to global news!

Images and Storyline(s) ©New Films International®,  All Rights Reserved.
Movie Type, Review and Opinions © Cinema Review
  All Rights Reserved.

Find:  HELP!

Google

Google