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Reviewing: Shadowlands Dvd Spelling Films International  |  Rating:
By mary on
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This is a DVD of the movie, "Shadowlands" based on a true story. It is presented through Price Entertainment in Association with Spelling Films International. This is HBO, a Division of Time Warner Entertainment Company.The two leading roles are played by Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. Anthony Hopkins plays C.S. Lewis who is a world renowned writer and professor. He seems content in the pursuit of quiet intellectual endeavors. He is a very conservative gentleman. He has written about deep emotions but he exhibits no passion for these feelings. However, his emotions are suddenly awakened when Joy Gresham, played by Debra Winger, unexpectantly enters his world. Their friendship sparks the real meaning of the emotions he has written about but never experienced. Unfortunately, Joy becomes ill and C.S. Lewis is faced with problems he never imagined would happen to him. He is very gentle and kind to Joy's young son who regards him as a father figure. There are several surprising turn of events that make this movie very interesting and allows the viewer to contemplate the meaning of life. I admired the quiet dignity of C.S. Lewis and the way he chooses to handle the problems that confront him. He is an ultra conservative and I believe that C.S. Lewis is an icon of the literary world.