I remember when the movie Shadowlands came out a number of years ago. As a huge C.S. Lewis fan and someone who enjoys Anthony Hopkins’s acting, I was pretty excited. While it was a good movie, I remember being confused by the end of it. The picture of Lewis in this movie did not seem to fit with what I knew of Lewis. I had even read some of his letters from after his wife died, and he did not seem as pessimistic toward God as the movie portrayed.
John G. West, Jr. has written an essay on this called, How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis in the Film “Shadowlands.” You can find it here.