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Shadowlands Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger

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Famed author C.S. "Jack" Lewis (Hopkins) is a middle-aged professor at an Oxford college when an American fan named Joy Graham (Winger) meets him for tea. She's frumpy (for Winger, anyway), and too loud and brash for a typical Oxford drawing room, but a romance blossoms. After a few short years of happiness together, Joy develops terminal cancer. Lewis's grief drives him to find a way to go on. William Nicholson wrote this screenplay based on his play, and Richard Attenborough quietly directed this 1993 tearjerker. Brit watchers will recognize John Wood and Peter Firth among the supporting cast.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




The well recognized and published Christian scholar, C.S. Lewis is "surprised by Joy" when he meets the verbally savvy American, Joy Gresham. Lewis'keen British intellect is matched by Joy's as they journey down the road of love and loss together.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Tyra Hopkins




A bitter-sweet tale about CS Lewis's later life and his romance with an American, Joy Gresham.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenny



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   play

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