Main Plot Points:
- Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age.
- With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.
- The film is based on the memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).
What We Thought:
- The Theory of Everything probably cracked my top 5 films of 2014.
- Eddie Redmayne is absolutely brilliant as Stephen Hawking. He is nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his performance. I would love to see him win it because I think he was the best actor of 2014, but I think Michael Keaton will win it for his career performances unfortunately.
- But don’t think this is a one man show. Felicity Jones is equally as impressive. I’ve enjoyed her work for years and I’m glad to see her breaking through here in the States. I think she’s just as good as Keira Knightley and should be in just as many movies as her fellow Brit.
- The film itself is totally up my alley. I’m a science nerd so seeing the story of Hawking from a college man till today was really enjoyable. Redmayne humanizes Hawking and makes him witty and charming.
- Plus it might have the greatest Doctor Who reference in the history of everything. I literally burst out into laughter during that scene. I won’t say what happens because it’s fantastic, but it happens when Hawking starts using his computer to talk for him. I’m smiling now thinking about it.
- The Theory of Everything is up for all kinds of awards and deservedly so. I really loved the film and it will be something I watch again and again. Redmayne and Jones deserve all the credit they are getting. If you enjoy bio-pics and great acting, seek this out immediately.
- Deleted Scenes
- Becoming the Hawkings
- Feature Commentary with Director James Marsh
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Eddie Redmayne
- Felicity Jones
Recommended if You Like:
- The Imitation Game
- A Beautiful Mind