Total disappointmrnt. Thought this was original movie. CS Lewis is a wonderful story. The movie with Anthony Hopkins was excellent. This PBS dvd does not compare to the movie and I would NOT recommend it.
Apparently this was a PBS broadcast and the dvd did not come out good, therefore, I would not recommend this version to anyone. C. S. Lewis' story is a very heart-warming story and the movie Shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins was excellent. I'm sorry this one wasn't as good, quality-wise.
At the CS Lewis Institute in the Wash DC area in a presentation on CS Lewis his stepson Douglas Grisham said that Joss Ackland gave an accurate portrayal of Lewis.
He went on to say that Debra Winger in the Hollywood version of Shadowlands gave the best portayal of his mother[she recieved an Academy Award nomination for her work]. I have both versions of the Shadowlands and think this one is the best.
This movie was a tear jerker. For those who have questioned their faith and what they really believe, in the midst of difficult times. This movie gives you an incite to the fraility of men and the strength they can come to receive from God our Father.
This is a beautiful film. Please, if youo love this man's work you will love his story of how he went from non-believer to total belief in our God. You will also learn the beautiful and yet tragic end to a beautiful love between this two very different people.. its true it great it is how God can work in a person's life. you will be blessed by C.S.Lewis' life.