Light of My Life 2019 film review | Book Addicts

Light of My Life (film)

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Light of My Life is a 2019 film written, directed, and starring Casey Affleck.

0 out of 10 stars.  This one’s pretty bad.  I wouldn’t call it science fiction.  There’s absolutely no science in it at all.  I can see why this bombed at the box office.

In a post-apocalyptic future (still in the 21st century) most women have died from some kind of virus.  This starts out with promise because one of my favorite series, The Bride Lottery / Marriage Lottery series by Caty Callahan, starts out this very same way.  The difference is that series has science behind the outbreak and virus.  This one doesn’t.

A man and his daughter Rag are traveling through the wilderness with her disguised as a boy.  Since most children are dead, this alone gets a lot of unwanted attention.  What surprises me is the man’s behavior.  When all the women are gone who do you think the men are going to turn to for sex?  Children.  So even as a boy, she’s in serious peril.  Yet the man keeps wandering toward people, towns, trading centers, etc. until eventually he has multiple groups of men following them.

Eventually they make their way to his grandparent’s house only his grandparents are dead and the house is inhabited by three old men.  Within forty-eight hours that house is attacked and they barely get away.  The man is mortally wounded and she tries saving him.  The film ends with no real resolution except to say she will be on her own now.

0 out of 10 stars.  There’s not much of a plot and way too many baby memories and family stories.  I couldn’t suspend my disbelief that these two managed to survive in the wilderness for thirteen years.  They were loud, stupid, and risk takers.


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