Plugged In Pick, Movie: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis

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Choosing the “best” movie of a given month can be a bit challenging. Sometimes, it’s because we don’t have much to choose from. But at other times, it’s because we have entirely too much.

November’s been more of the latter. Originally I was going to point you to Disney’s charming, moving Encanto, but we already talked about that yesterday, and I didn’t want you to suffer from Encanto overload. Clifford the Big Red Dog is pretty fun, too. And then, for more mature audiences, King Richard offers plenty of strong messages about parenting and family (along with a dynamic performance from Will Smith).

But instead, I’d like to point you to a movie you might’ve missed: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. While the name isn’t precisely true—Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity, among loads of other books) himself wrote about his journey to faith, and the movie is based on an outstanding play seen by plenty. But It’s a powerful tale of Lewis’ intellectual journey from atheism to Christianity, told in an engaging way.

It’s still playing in a lot of theaters, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s time.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

3 Responses

  1. -I work at a movie theatre and ,u famoilu get to see all movies that come to our theatre or any in our theatre chain for free/ I had not heard of this movie as it was in limited release. My wife tookme to see it at another chanin about 40 minutes from us and it was well worth paying money for. I also viewed the untold story part of the title of the title as a tad bit hyperbolic. As a big fan of Lewis, I knew a lot of this history but was glad to see it on the big screen.

  2. -very good, i have a show that may be of interest for families who don’t trust Pokemon. its called Medabots if you’d like to look at it

  3. -I still think people should check out Cry Macho if they haven’t already. If you’re a fan of Eastwood’s films from Million Dollar Baby onward you owe it to yourself to see yet another incredibly moving artistic work of art by Mr. Eastwood. For fans of his newer films Cry Macho doesn’t disappoint in the least.

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