Friday, November 10, 2023

New movie "Surprised by Oxford" is a moving experience [Review & Giveaway]


"Surpised by Oxford" is a biographic film about academician and theological writer, Dr. Carolyn Weber, during her student days at the esteemed University of Oxford.

Synopsis: Caro Drake, a brilliant but emotionally guarded American student, arrives at the University of Oxford with the goal of attaining her PhD. Through a turbulent friendship with a charming young man, she begins to open herself up to mystery, vulnerability, and love.

My thoughts: I was moved by the photographic skill and professionalism that captured the beauty of the ancient buildings and countryside that make up Oxford. The scant coloration and nearly noir presentation encapsulated the tonality of the ancient wood doors, walls, floors, beams. This sober coloration also tended to lend depth and seriousness to the troubled and deep seated philosophical thoughts the young students were experiencing.

I found it to have one troubling aspect in that the clarity of speech of the young cast (this is not in reference to a British or Scottish accent which some characters used), make it difficult to follow their discussions which are actually at the core of the theological slant of the story.

However, this is definitely a film worth spending time watching and one I highly recommend.

Buy or rent "Surprised by Oxford" - Click here

GIVEAWAY: A free Vimeo download code to watch the film (Note: This is limited to US winners only.) Open USA only. Nov. 10-20 @ 12:00 a.m. EST. (Alternate winners will be selected in case initial winner has won via another entry opportunity. One winner. One code per winner.)

Disclosure: (Secret word: Surprised) Many thanks to Evolve Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this film and it looks like a cinematographic masterpiece. I would love the opportunity to win the download code to watch this with my husband.


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