The end of August has never been seen as the richest part of the release calendar, which explains why we don't have a ton of stuff arriving in theaters this Friday. We have only one movie on tap this, week with a mysterious baby washing up on a beach in a basket. Get ready for The Light Between the Oceans. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Rotten Watch Prediction

I live near the beach and try to make a walk to the ocean at least once a day. So I think I can honestly make a judgment about what's going on in The Light Between Oceans. If on one of those daily pilgrimages there was a basket washed ashore with a crying baby in it, my first instinct wouldn't be, "You know what? I should keep this baby." Now perhaps I don't have the motherly instinct necessary to completely understand this flick, but the story went off the rails for me at that exact moment watching the trailer.

This isn't to say The Light Between Oceans will be a bad movie. Likely far from it, but the story of a young couple finding a washed up baby while in mourning over their own lost child does present some narrative leaps of faith. That being said, director Derek Cianfrance has a solid critical resume so we may need to benefit of the doubt him here. Flick like The Place Beyond the Pines (80%) and Blue Valentine (88%) are dark, character-driven films that, while not exactly uplifting, were engrossing in their stories and pace. This latest looks a little different in it appears a bit more Nicholas Sparks-y than those others, but dude's got chops so I'm a little torn.

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