A little while ago I went to the movies with a friend of mine to go watch The Theory of Everything. Honestly, all I can say is buy your movie ticket while you still can, because you absolutely have to see it! It is such an amazing and touching movie which tells the extraordinary life story of the great man Stephen Hawking. Personally I am not someone who is very much into science, yet I still adored the movie. And it is a great way to learn a little more about one of the great scientists of our time.
The lead actor and actress are Eddie Redmayne, playing Stephen Hawking, and Felicity Jones, playing his wife Jane. Both actors play their part more than splendidly! They are able to bring so much life and emotion to the story. Very much deserved, Mr. Redmayne won an Oscar for Actor in Leading Role, which he dedicated to all ALS patients out there and especially to Mr. Hawking himself. It was the only Oscar received for the movie, however, in my opinion, it may have deserved more. 🙂 Felicity Jones was nominated for Actress in Leading Role, but that Oscar went to Julianne Moore for her role in ‘Still Alice’.
The movie, as I mentioned, tells the story of Mr. Hawking, starting at his time at the University of Cambridge where he is slowly developing his brilliant ideas while trying to get a doctoral degree and where he first meets Jane, his wife-to-be. One day however, he falls down and is taken to the hospital where he is diagnosed with ALS and predicted to have only two more years to live. This however does not stop Jane from marrying him and they have 3 children. I will not reveal the rest of the plot for those who haven’t seen it yet, I wouldn’t want to spoil the movie. 🙂 But DO watch the movie!
The movie is directed by James Marsh and was based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen where Jane Hawking tells the story of her marriage to Stephen Hawking.
I’ll leave it at this for today. Leave me a comment if you’ve seen the movie and tell me how you liked it, even if you don’t agree. 🙂