Some people find shells and old coins on the beach. In The Light Between Oceans, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander find a baby and, well, finders keepers. They’re not the first characters to discover a surprise bundle of joy.
The Jungle Book
In the 1967 cartoon and this year’s remake, wild animals discover a baby and, because Disney made both movies, decide to raise it as their own rather than eating it as a snack.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Longing for a baby, a couple bury a box containing all their wishes in the backyard. That night a boy arrives who seems a little odd in that he grows leaves from his ankles. (Oh, like your kid is so perfect.)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
After the death of his mother, newborn Benjamin is dropped off at an old folks’ home. We can only assume his dad figured, hey, what’s one more person with no teeth?
A woman (Mary McDonnell) goes out for a jog and finds an abandoned baby, becoming the first person to gain 3kg in one exercise session.
J.C. (Diane Keaton) doesn’t so much find a baby as have one thrust upon her when a distant relative dies. But how can she balance motherhood AND a career? Good thing this movie was made in 1987 and we don’t have to worry about that conflict anymore.
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The Light Between Oceans releases in the UAE on September 22.