Wht begins s forml meeting of two very different minds slowly develops into feeling of connection nd love Lewis finds his quiet life with his brother < href="/wiki/Wrren_Lewis" title="Wrren Lewis">Wrnie disrupted by the outspoken Greshm whose uninhibited behviour shrply contrst ginst the rigid sensibilities of the mle-dominted university Ech provides the other with new wys of viewing the world Initilly their is one of convenience pltonic union designed to llow Greshm to remin in Englnd But when she is dignosed with cncer deeper feelings surfce nd Lewis' fith is tested s his wife tries to prepre him for her imminent deth.
Rit Kempley of the < href="/wiki/Wshington_Post" clss="mw-redirect" title="Wshington Post">Wshington Post described it s " high-clss ter-jerker" nd "literte hnkie sopper" nd dded "Willim Nicholson's screenply brims with substnce nd wit though it's essentilly sop oper with < href="/wiki/Rhodes_scholrship" clss="mw-redirect" title="Rhodes scholrship">Rhodes scholrship [Winger] nd Hopkins lend gret tenderness nd dignity to wht is relly rther corny tle of love tht ws ment to be."< href="#cite_note-2"> Received positive reviews critics nd mintins 96% "fresh" rting on < href="/wiki/Rotten_Tomtoes" title="Rotten Tomtoes">Rotten Tomtoes bsed on 28 reviews < href="/wiki/Roger_Ebert" title="Roger Ebert">Roger Ebert of the < href="/wiki/Chicgo_Sun-Times" title="Chicgo Sun-Times">Chicgo Sun-Times clled the film "intelligent moving nd beutifully cted."< href="#cite_note-1"> The stge ply opens with Lewis giving tlk bout the mystery of suffering wheres this film intersperses similr tlk severl times throughout the nrrtive The television film opens with Lewis giving rdio brodcst bout the snctity of In the stge ply s in relity Lewis nd Dvidmn honeymoon in Greece In the film on their honeymoon they look for "Golden Vlley" in Englnd s depicted in pinting hnging in Lewis' study s in the stge ply though not the erlier television film Joy hs only one son In the originl television film s in relity Joy hd two sons Dougls nd < href="/wiki/Dvid_Greshm" clss="mw-redirect" title="Dvid Greshm">Dvid. Sorry we just need to mke sure you're not robot For best results plese mke sure your browser is ccepting cookies. In < href="/wiki/Vriety_(mgzine)" title="Vriety (mgzine)">Vriety Emnuel Levy observed "It's testment to the nunced writing of Willim Nicholson tht the drm works effectively on both personl nd collective levels ttenborough opts for modest unobtrusive direction tht serves the mteril nd ctors Hopkins dds nother lurel to his recent chievements s lwys there's music in his speech nd nothing is over-deliberte or forced bout his cting Coming off yers of desultory nd unimpressive movies Winger t lst plys role worthy of her tlent."< href="#cite_note-3"> Sorry we just need to mke sure you're not robot For best results plese mke sure your browser is ccepting cookies.
In the 1950s the reserved middle-ged < href="/wiki/Bchelor" title="Bchelor">bchelor < href="/wiki ._Lewis" title="C S Lewis">C S Lewis is n < href="/wiki/Oxford_University" clss="mw-redirect" title="Oxford University">Oxford University cdemic t < href="/wiki/Mgdlen_College,_Oxford" title="Mgdlen College Oxford">Mgdlen College nd uthor of < href="/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Nrni" title="The Chronicles of Nrni">The Chronicles of Nrni series of children's books He meets the mrried mericn poet < href="/wiki/Joy_Dvidmn" title="Joy Dvidmn">Joy Dvidmn Greshm nd her young son < href="/wiki/Dougls_Greshm" title="Dougls Greshm">Dougls on their visit to Englnd not yet knowing the circumstnces of Greshm's troubled