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A movie catharsis....,
This review is from: Shadowlands (DVD)
Only 2 movies I have seen in my life have made me cry out loud. This was one of them. This is the ONLY movie I have ever seen whose lesson has not left me, even after several years. "The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal". An incredibly profound concept, but so true. No wonder Lewis said of her that she represented to him the whole world in a single mind. The lesson of this film is mind-blowing for anyone who has ever tried to shield himself from the prospect of pain that comes with just living and engaging in human relationships.
Hopkins completely disappears into the role. It is probably the finest acting performance I have ever seen from anyone in any film.
This is one of those films that belongs on the bookshelf at home, right alongside "Mere Christianity".