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Film Review: ‘The Theory of Everything' (2014)

Join Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as they portray the lives of Genius Stephen Hawking and his devoted wife Jane Wilde. Starting in 1960’s Cambridge university where student and future physicist, Stephen Hawking meets and falls in love with Jane Wilde, just before being given the devastating news that he has Motor Neurone disease and given an average of only two years to live at the tender age of twenty-one.

Defeating all odds he gets married, has three children and ambitiously begins a study of time, which ended up with groundbreaking results for the world of science, which would change our view of the universe forever. Even after suffering a stroke which caused him to lose his ability to speak, he still managed to write a book on the subject of time, with the continuous support of his wife who believed in him even with the odds stacked against him.

This story is not only scientific as you would expect but full of emotional intelligence that has a gravitational pull on your heart strings and fills you with inspiration, making you believe that the impossible can be possible, with the sheer determination and hope displayed in this film.

After being released January 7th, 2015, it had a huge 114 award nominations and 24 wins. You can see why Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar, for his breathtaking, compassionately played role of one of the greatest minds of our time. A bittersweet love story mixed with a mind over body struggle of one great man who keeps fighting, even defying time itself by now living into his seventies. Brilliantly directed by James Marsh, an epic story of strength and ambition and a must see for everyone.

Written by Zoe Boundy


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