Nominally a biography of C. S. Lewis, the Oxford lecturer and author of the popular children's books The Chronicles of Narnia
, Richard Attenborough's SHADOWLANDS is a philosophical three-hankie picture.
Bachelor C.S. "Jack" Lewis (Anthony Hopkins) lives a quiet life of the mind, writing and teaching, and living with his brother Warnie (Edward Hardwicke). Jack's staid existence is shaken when he meets Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), an American poet with whom he has been corresponding, and who
embarrasses him with her honesty and forthrightness. After a tense and awkward first encounter they become friends and, despite a romantic distance, soulmates. Joy brin...