The Theory of Everything is in cinemas (UK) and gives us a chance to have a look at the private life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife. It is both romantic and sad. This movie opens some emotional holes and shows how much being a true friend might mean. True love and devotion at its best.
The movie covers the years of life of Stephen Hawking, which he spent with his wife Jane, beginning with how they met during their student years, how Stephen started to develop the first symptoms of illness, how they got married, had kids and how they struggled along the way. As you might already know, Hawking hasn’t always been world-famous. He was a brilliant student, but it took him years to get recognised and achieve the status of a celebrity in the science world. His illness put many restrictions to what he could achieve, but with the help of his loving wife he was able to adapt to his situation. Jane suffered a lot, but she never abandoned Stephen, not even when things got incredibly hard. I admire her devotion and courage. Also, you can follow the progress of Hawking’s incredible ideas in the field of physics, which I found very exciting and it was the main reason why I wanted to see this movie in the first place.
The movie itself is beautifully made. It has some amazing moments that will make you smile or even shed a tier or two. The director James Marsh has done a very great job at making the emotions seem so real and close. I guess the best part is the amazing acting of Eddie Redmayne, I will honestly be surprised, if he won’t get a big award for this role (this year I would give him the Oscar). Every movement, every cringe, the way he sat in the wheelchair… I could really believe it was the real Hawking. This movie is a good choice for a romantic evening with your loved one, it shows the importance of little things in life. I rate this movie by 8 out of 10. I have seen documentaries about Stephen Hawking’s life, but this movie makes the story seem more real, at least to me. Let’s see how many awards it will get.