I attended an advanced screening of this movie. All opinions are my own.
“Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) 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 Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).” (c) Focus
I have been excited to see The Theory of Everything ever since I viewed the trailer for the film. I thought that it had potential to be a fantastic movie. I LOVED this movie after viewing it.
There were so many things that were so great about this film. One of the main reasons though is the acting is superb from every cast member but especially from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. I have only seen these two actors on the screen in small roles in other big blockbusters but I think they will become some big name stars after this movie. Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Stephen Hawking was amazing. I really thought that I could have been staring at the real Stephen Hawking on the screen. He not only emotionally takes on this role but physically as well. He was definitely dedicated in his performance and it shows in every second of the film. I believe he will definitely be getting an Oscar nomination in the next few of months and would not be surprised if he wins.
One of my other favorite parts of the movie was the incredible film score. It was so pretty and beautifully scored by Johann Johannsson. I thought it matched perfectly with the film and it has been added to my buy soon list.
I thought that the storyline of this film was done well. It did not focus a ton on Stephen Hawking’s theories but more on his life and relationship with his first wife Jane Hawking including the development of his Lou Gehrig’s disease. I did felt that this movie had a great pace and was an appropriate length. This is definitely an adult movie with many adult themes. I would leave the kids home. Older teenagers would probably be ok seeing this film.
I loved The Theory of Everything and recommend it. Go see this fantastic movie!