The true story of British writer C. S. Lewis who, despite his comfortable bachelor life, falls in love with a lively, spirited American poet played extremely well by Debra Winger. Excellent script, and direction along with outstanding performances by the supporting cast.
Shadowlands (1993) 1080p YIFY Movie
Shadowlands (1993) 1080p
Shadowlands is a movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, and Julian Fellowes. C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.
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The Synopsis for Shadowlands (1993) 1080p
is the author of the "Chronicles of Narnia" books. Known as Jack, he teaches at Oxford during the 1950s. An American fan, Joy Gresham, arrives to meet him for tea in Oxford. It is the beginning of a love affair. Tragically, Joy becomes terminally ill and their lives become complicated.
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Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger bring a wonderful love story to life.Reviewed bygitrichVote: 9/10
Jack Lewis is a teacher at Oxford University as well as being an author of children's books. He is a reserved man who lives a quiet, insular life; a life that is disturbed when an American fan, Joy Gresham, arrives to meet him for tea. Over years the pairs' friendship and care for one another grows in the face of life's obstacles.
Hopkins will always be known for his more worthy roles that, in my mind, seemed to revolve around restricted relationships where he suppresses his feelings. This is one such film and, while not the equal of the emotionally similar Remains of the Day, it is still a worthy story that is strikingly well told. The film tells the supposedly true story of CS Lewis' love and marriage with Joy in a slow manner that only lets out the feeling as slowly and as shielded as Lewis himself. I don't know how accurate the tale is as all I know of Lewis is his work. However, the gradual flow of emotion both works for and against the film. It works against the film in that the drama seems rather stilted and folded in on itself. But the upside of this is that, when the film (and Lewis) starts to feel, it is like a rush of relief after so much in the way of holding back and unrealised emotion.
Of course for many, the patience required will be too much when compared to the emotional pay off, and that is a fair point, as this film is not the most moving one I have ever seen. However what helps make it is a tremendous performance by Hopkins. Recently I have seen him slumming in several films and it is difficult to watch those knowing what he can do. Here he holds back but allows us to see that he is holding back - that's very different from just not showing emotion (hell, even Steven Segal can do that!). Winger is good albeit in a less obvious way. Her role require more forwardness and emotion on her sleeve - at times her character seems easy (indeed it is not as interesting as Lewis) but she still does well. The support cast all do as well, there are no weak links, not even Mazzello - so awful in Jurassic Park yet so reliable here.
Overall this is a `worthy' film, meaning that it is not perfect but it is still worth seeing. The emotion is all rather turned in on itself and it loses some impact for that reason but the story is still involving and the performances are good. Hopkin's central role is key to the film and he delivers with every bit of the class and ability that we have come (until recently) to expect from him.
In the movie, a student of C.S. Lewis' tells him that his father, also a teacher, told him that we read to know we are not alone. The same can be said of movies. Especially ones like this one that so honestly & openly show us of another's joy & suffering. There are a few moments in movies that for me have rung true like no others. One is in the movie Steel Magnolias when Sally Field sits after her daughter has passed away & just silently cries and strokes her hand. Another is at the end of this movie, when a brilliantly played Joseph Mazzello (Douglas) tells Anthony Hopkins (Lewis) that he just wishes he could see her again. Wow! Who hasn't felt that way after losing a loved one? So true to life. This movie is beautifully acted and directed. In essence it's about "carpe diem", seizing the day- regardless of the pain involved. After all, if we don't know pain, how can we ever really know the depths of joy that life can reveal to us? The pain then is part of the happiness now- that's the deal.