Shadowlands Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Shadowlands the Movie

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Touching, tragic story of the late-in-life romance between celebrated author and Christian theologian C.S. Lewis (Hopkins) and brash New York divorcee Joy Gresham (Winger). Attenborough's direction is rather stately and sweeping and Winger is really too young for her role but Hopkins is excellent as (another) repressed man who finds more emotions than he can handle. Critically acclaimed adaptation of Nicholson's play will require lots of kleenex.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1950s, Marriage, True Stories, Tragedy, Disease of the Week, Biopics: Writers, Late Bloomin' Love, Adapted from a Play, Religion, Great Britain, Great Death Scenes, Tearjerkers, The Meaning of Life, Repressed Men, Writers
William Nicholson
Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, Joseph Mazzello, Michael Denison, John Wood, Peter Firth, Peter Howell
Roger Pratt
Richard Attenborough
George Fenton
Lesley Walker, Michael Lamont
Richard Attenborough, Brian Eastman, Terence Clegg, Gramercy Pictures, Savoy Pictures


British Acad. 1993: Film; L.A. Film Critics 1993: Actor (Hopkins); Natl. Bd. of Review 1993: Actor (Hopkins).

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