THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014) – My rating: 9/10

TheTheoryOfEverythingThe Theory of Everything is one of the most heartfelt stories I’ve seen. Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Stephen Hawking is brilliant and definitely Oscar worthy. The Theory of Everything is the story of Dr. Stephen Hawking, a renown physicist born January 8, 1942.   Stephen was struck down with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, aka (ALS)  while studying for his PHD at 21 years old. Despite only given 2 years to live, Dr. Hawking is alive today at the ripe old age of 73.  The Theory of Everything focuses on Stephen’s college years up to his writing of “A Brief History of Time”.  He was labeled a successor to Einstein due to his theories and research regarding time.  Many scientists don’t agree with him but respect and celebrate his work. Stephen attended the University of Cambridge where he met and married a fellow student, Jane Wilde. Over time, they managed to have 3 children.  Jane, played by Felicity Jones, was all but worn out but didn’t let it be known. She had been taking care of their 3 children and Stephen for many years without help. Eventually, help came by way of a music instructor, Jonathan Hillyer Jones played by Charlie Cox, who loss his wife to Leukemia. I don’t want to tell the entire story so I’ll leave off by encouraging you to take the time to see The Theory of Everything, it’s really worth your time.  Eddie Redmayne gets my vote for Best Actor.  He actually took dance to learn to balance his body while his feet were twisted.  Eddie also lost 15 pounds for the role.

[THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Music: Original Song, Adapted Screenplay (writing)]

 

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