Saturday, November 11, 2023

Surprised by Oxford Movie Review + Giveaway!


 About the Movie

 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.



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My Thoughts

This movie is based on the memoir written by Carolyn Weber. I didn’t fully realize this until the very end of the film.

I had no idea what to expect before watching this and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The acting is really great and the setting of Oxford is just beautiful. I loved all of the architecture and the different shots of the buildings in different scenes. I was completely engrossed in the story from the start which I was worried that it could be boring and it certainly is not. There is some mild cussing and a few of the scenes show college partying but nothing graphic in my opinion. There are some references to sleeping around and shock at people being chaste and it actually creates interesting conversation in a couple scenes which I thought was good. One of the main people chooses abstinence and gets push back because of it.

Basically this film tells the story of Caro as she is confronted with different beliefs and her reaction and growth on what faith means. I enjoyed how the love of literature is portrayed and the references to different authors. I think the movie left out some details that the book better explained but it is difficult for movies to fully grasp stories like this. There is a sweet love story and it was well written and acted. The ending had a fun twist and tied up the movie nicely. Overall I really enjoyed this movie and would watch it again. 

 Many thanks to Evolve Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review.
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