Atom User Reviews for CS Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert

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It was pretty much what I hoped for in a Max McLean inspired production. The dialog is hard hitting and worth watching a second and third time in order to fully absorb what was being said.

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Dan L
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Much more powerful than the stage production. Great to see an actor like Nicholas Ralph portray Lewis! I think I'd prefer adding the film-in-the-making footage to the end of the movie, but thought it was fantastic, nonetheless!

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Jim G
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Greatly enjoyed the movie, encouraging and informing, well told. Would have been much better without the"how it was made" presented first. Really a spoiler. Seeing the actor as an actor first made it hard to see the actor as Lewis.

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Andrew G
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Great story-telling. Great acting and effective technique. Thoroughly engaging, thought-provoking, surprising, and completely satisfying. The actors knew who they represented. Very convincing.

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William B
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I’ve read a lot of Lewis’ autobiographical writings. This movie really captures his essence.

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Denise P
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Loved it, engaging stor

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Cheryl G
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I loved it. As a CS Lewis fan I loved the authentic use of locations. Most of the locations I have visited and to see them on screen with the actual words of Lewis was a treat. The acting was excellent. Max McLean played his role perfectly.

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Laura S
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Wonderful recounting of the true story of a man's awakening to God.

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Jonathon C
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Max MacLean is a wonderful story teller and this has inspired me to read more of C. S. Lewis's works.

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Elinor B
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Thought provoking and a great commentary on CS Lewis.

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Michelle R
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Max McLean and the cast do a great job reprising the one man show of the same title, which shows how Jesus works to reveal himself to each person as an individual!

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John J
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This picture is exactly what the world needs at this time. Everyone, regardless of belief system, should see this film.

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Roberta M
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I could care less for the how it was made at the preface of the movie. I thought it was great. It seemed like I had the opportunity to get to know him: His life's story, his family, his education, his thoughts. After I reminded myself of the name of the movie, it relieved a bit of a question that I was left with. Understanding that he dealt with a ton of grief after losing his wife, I really thought we'd get the chance to see how they met, how they got along. We only got to see the parts of his life that dealt with his conversion-hence the name of the movie!

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Jeannette O
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Superbly crafted.

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Mona H
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Wonderful presentation of Lewis' conversion. Fine acting and lovely photography. Inspiring for anyone searching their heart for answers.

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Erin M
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The story of a man’s real experience of submitting in obedience and humbleness to our Lord! What a gift God has giving all of us. Excellent Film!

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Ken K
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The how it was made at the beginning of the film was a huge spoiler- absolutely hated that. I expected more acting/dramatization of CSLewis' life & less narration - to be like a movie of his life (much like the theory of everything depicting Stephen Hawkins life). The play is wonderful & a 1 man show is expected in that format... but to use a play format in a movie did not translate well for me. It could've been so much better had there really been acting to convey his life/conversion.

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Mandy T
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Max McLean and Nicholas Ralph gave striking portrayals.

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Diana B
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Bravo! Very well done!

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Kathy C
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A wonderful and inspiration retelling of the story of C. S. Lewis' conversion. A well done film.

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David S
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will definitely buy it when available and watch again to catch some of the literature references and add to library

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John R
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Outstanding, must see!

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Stephanie C
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It was exceptional. They really honored the life of CS Lewis in how they portrayed him. Unexpected moments of humor which was nice to see.

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Wendy J
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The movie captured the essence of a man utilizing the critical thinking capacity of humankind to truly explore the purpose of life and discovering that God is the author of that purpose and we are not created for this existence alone, but for so much more.

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Kimberly S
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Max did a great as C.S. Lewis!

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William F
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Exceeded my high expectations. Max McLean was tremendous. It's unfortunate that a movie with this subject matter won't be considered for an award.

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William W
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A great experience. Beautifully and creatively presented, Hope it returns for a more extended period. Know many I want to see it.

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Ron O
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Really wonderful to hear and see the Lewis character narrate thoughts that I've read so many times. Beautifully done. I didn't love the "making of" frame, but the rest of the film made up for it.

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MaryBeth B
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Beautiful scenery, nice characterizations. However, it was uninspired. The first person narrative became boring to watch. The “how it was made” was a real spoiler.

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Deborah M
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Movie was basically the play with scenes amplifying the story. Max Mclean was great just as in the play narrating the story as CS Lewis. Lied that it was flame at Oxford on location where CS Lewis actually attended and taught. Enjoyed it. Did think that the “making of” prior to the feature was too long and somewhat unnecessary.Could have been an “extra feature” on a DVD.

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Paul K
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A very thought provoking and beautiful film.

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Andre S
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Moved to tears by Lewis' life and by the soliloquies in the movie.

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Ray C
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I loved the scenery and costumes especially. It is totally worth seeing for the portrayal of the struggle Mr. Lewis had in accepting Christ. I will have to watch it again to absorb all of the dialogue, which moves quickly. Almost too quickly for me. I like a line or two of the profound and then a pause to think about these things…….that was my only objection. Max McLean -great as always!

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Paula V
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I loved it and am still thinking about it. The reasoning and logic are airtight! I would like to see a couple more times. I hope I’ll be able to buy the DVD!

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Matthew A
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Profound movie.

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Brenda B
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The portrayal of C. S. Lewis was magnificent. His words were thoughtful and thought-provoking.

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Shirley S
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Very well presented. Extremely interesting. Great cast.

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Victoria O
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Very well done. Superb sets and cast, especially McLean and Ralph. It was so well done, I was disappointed it ended so soon. Then again, I find Lewis's writings can be digested only in small bits at a time, so perhaps having this narrow, albeit a most important, topic of his conversion was a good idea afterall. Looking forward to seeing it again!

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Lori M
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Loved it!!

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Crystal H
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Loved the movie!! The opening "how it was made" not so much.

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donna S
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Great if you are a C.S. Lewis fan, but still a good movie for others interested in C.S. Lewis.

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Fred J
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The movie was excellent. I am a fan of C.S. Lewis but it was interesting enough for anyone. I loved learning about the man who wrote about Narnia!

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Lisa S
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This movie was very well done and I loved hearing all of the famous CS Lewis quotes in it. Going to see it again!

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Julia D
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Well done! Incredible acting. Wishing we could have seen more of CS Lewis’s friendships. (Inkling)

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Karen V
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Great insight into Lewis’ upbringing. Cinematography was amazing and made you feel as if you were in the scene. All around well done!

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Renee C
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This is a creative interpretation of the life of CS Lewis. There is food for thought in this dialogue intense movie. No car chases here!

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Gary M
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Excellent portrayal of Lewis at three stages of life, focusing on his long journey to conversion.

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Jarm D
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An amazing movie that I could watch over and over again. Max McLean was truly incredible as CS Lewis

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Jenny P
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I was so pleasantly surprised at how good this movie was. I want to watch it again just for the beautiful scenery. The story itself was wonderful, and the acting was superb. I want to learn more sbout the life of C.S. Lewis now.

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Vicki H
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Great production quality; compelling story. I wish they didn't have the "Making of the Movie" until after the movie.

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Kirill S

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