The true story of Stephen Hawking, who became the leading name
in astrophysics despite being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Directed by James Marsh
Written by Anthony McCarten
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox,
Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, Emily Watson
Based on the book by Jane Hawking
Oscar Wins - Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Actress
(Felicity Jones), Best Adapted Screenplay,
Best Original Score (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
I thoroughly enjoyed The Theory of Everything. It was one of the best biopics of the year and beautifully told the story of the famous scientist Stephen Hawking. It's amazing how Hawking was given two years to live in 1963 and has defied all odds ever since.
The reason this film was so great was because of the moving and captivating performance of Eddie Redmayne. He played Hawking as a charming, sweet, funny optimist who, even after his diagnosis, continued to make the best of his situation. There are several moments in the film that brought me to tears and I honestly think that nobody but Redmayne could have done this role.
I must also praise Felicity Jones for her endearing performance as Hawking's wife, Jane. Her decision to stand by her husband in the face of almost certain death was truly moving and inspiring. Jones did an excellent job showing the trouble Jane had making this decision and how she continued to love him through everything. This film will inspire and move you, as well as remind you of the greatness that Stephen Hawking has achieved.