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Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, Tom Wisdom, Mamie Gummer, Bruce Dern, Julie Harris, Jason Alan Smith, Ben Dreyfuss, Stephen Russell
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.
"The Lightkeepers" at first glance seems like a film lost in time, they just don't make movies like this anymore and that was one of the many things I found special about the film. The story is about Capt. Seth Atkins, a lighthouse keeper who just lost his assistant because he is just too fussy and grumpy, but don't let that fool you he is content living his life alone, away from the female genre. When a young man washes up on shore of a nearby beach it looks as though the two have one thing in common, they both don't like women. This all happens in the early part of the film so you know something else is in store for the audience and it happens when a couple of women move in to a nearby cottage for the summer and slowly the change the two men's way of thinking, there is also a little twist to these two women showing up but I think it is best seen and not told about. The film is pretty predictable from there so I don't see a point in spoiling what happens for those of you wanting to see it but I am sure you can guess by now. But Predictable isn't a bad thing here because even though you know where it is going it is still a lot of pleasure getting there. Daniel Adams is a veteran Indie film maker and he wrote and directed this period drama/comedy and he did a wondering job at showing off the beautiful landscapes and the sea, the scenery almost becomes a character all by itself. Richard Dreyfus hasn't gotten many roles over the years but that is not due to lack of talent, he plays Atkins with ease and brings out the best and worst of his character every time he is on screen. Also Tom Wisdom is terrific as his new assistant, and lets not forget about the ladies in the film, Mamie Gummer and Blythe Danner are both amazing in the film. It is a lot of fun watching the four of them "go at it" in the film, it is a drama but there's plenty of comedy and playfulness to it all to keep the film light, enjoyable and highly entertaining.
If you like this sort of drama piece I think you will find it hard to dislike anything about this one, the film has that certain charm about it and backed with amazing cinematography and wonderful performances I think you are going to find "The Lightkeepers" to be one of the more enjoyable films you have seen in awhile, it took me back to when cinema was much more charming, playful and engaging. A feel good movie that is sure to leave you smiling long after it is over. The film is available on both DVD and Blu-ray and each contains Special Features that include:
Cast and Crew Interviews
Released by Image Entertainment
**** Out Of *****