The Theory of Everything -Movie (2014)
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  • It's a powerful movie, emotional and is one of my favourite movies that I've seen in recent times
  • Eddie did an amazing job as Stephen Hawking and particularily came through in the scenes requiring him to emulate having ALS
  • An excellent movie and I would recommend this to everyone

by Moe


    ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a biographical, romantic film based on the memoir ‘Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ by Jane Wilde Hawking. Jane Hawking was Stephen Hawking’s first wife and this movie explores the relationship between her and Hawking that her memoir describes. It’s a powerful movie, emotional and is one of my favourite movies that I’ve seen in recent times. More than anything, this was an insightful movie and truly gave us a glimpse of what it’s like to be Stephen Hawking.

    The plot of the movie follows a student of Cambridge University, Stephen Hawking. Hawking meets Jane Wilde, an Arts student at Cambridge and soon both are in a relationship with each other. Meanwhile Hawking has been doing research related to his PhD thesis relating to black holes. During this time, a motor neuron disease (ALS), begins to afflict him. Soon he is unable to walk or move much as all of his muscles deteriorate as a consequence of the disease and to make matters worse, a bout of pneumonia forces him to get a tracheotomy, which renders him unable to talk forever (he later gets a device that he uses to ‘talk’). Despite his ALS, Stephen Hawking gets married, has children and starts gaining fame as a physicist as he reveals theories involving black holes that take the scientific world by storm. His fame and disease puts pressure on Jane as she’s trying to finish her own thesis. Eventually both Jane and Hawking begin extramarital affairs that begin a gradual divergence with each other. The rest of the movie deals with the state of their relationship and where it ends up eventually.

    This movie was inspiring as much as it was emotional. The story was well done although the pace of the movie was a bit slow. I didn’t mind it being slow, merely because when exploring a relationship, slow is the only way to truly see all sides. The love between Stephen Hawking and Jane is something everyone would want. They seemed to have an almost instant attraction to each other; their love seemed magical. Even when the ALS started affecting Stephen Hawking, Jane brushed it off because she loved him that much. Loved him enough that she wanted to marry him and spend what little time he had left (turns out he had alot more than the 2 years the doctor’s predicted) with her.

    I also felt really connected with Stephen Hawking, I’ve never truly understood how hard it must be for him to remain a world renowned physicist with his condition. In the movie he perseveres despite his condition and is able to come up with new theories. His fame starts to grow, moreso after he has been nearly taken over by the disease.

    One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when Stephen Hawking, having realized that Jane and himself have grown apart, tries to breakup with her or rather let her be free. He tells her he’s going to America to accept an award with his nurse, Elaine. Jane also realizes that this is a moment that’s been waiting to happen for a long time but still she’s sad and she cries. Stephen Hawking, now in a wheelchair, wheels over to her and starts nudging her with his foot. He can’t stroke her hair, pat or hug her to comfort her but he does all he can do which is barely move his foot. It’s a sad but sweet scene.

  • The Theory of Everything -Movie (2014)
  • This is the poster for the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’.

  • The Theory of Everything -Movie (2014)
  • This is Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. Eddie did an amazing job as Stephen Hawking and particularily came through in the scenes requiring him to emulate having ALS. His scenes with Jane Hawking were beautiful. The chemistry was electric and he truly portrayed how much Stephen Hawking loved his first wife. As a physicist he was extremely believable and truly helped show the audience how inspiring and tough Stephen Hawking is.

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  • This is Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking. She was convincing in her role and proved her acting mettle in this movie. She cared for Stephen Hawking but she was also burdened by his condition and fame. From happiness, love to tears, she was able to express herself beautifully. She showed that Jane went through a lot for Stephen Hawking and in many ways she’s as inspiring as he is.

  • The Theory of Everything -Movie (2014)
  • This is the memoir ‘Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ by Jane Wilde Hawking. The movie, ‘The Theory of Everything’ was based on this book. I’ve never read the memoir but I’m told that the movie has made some changes from the book, namely to the way characters such as Stephen Hawking are portrayed.

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  • This is a picture of Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, getting married in the movie. At the time Hawking had been afflicted with ALS and it was worsening rapidly but Jane didn’t care and still wanted to marry him. The love between them was portrayed spectacularly.

    ‘The Theory of Everything’ is an outstanding movie. The story played out extremely well on screen and the chemistry between Eddie Redmayne (Stephen Hawking) and Felicity Jones (Jane Hawking) was perfect. For a slow-paced movie, it had the uncanny effect of being able to grip the audience and have us wondering what would happen next. An excellent movie and I would recommend this to everyone.

Azriel says :

I watched this movie with hesitation, but I am glad that I watched this because it was really a great story. It sure also reflected the story of Stephen Hawking and his struggles that are mostly hidden from the people I admired her wife who stood by him, and him for being the kind of person that he was able to become even if he had health problems.
Moe replies :

Yes I agree this was a movie had a great story Not many people understand what Stephen Hawking goes through on a daily basis and what life was like before ALS hit. This movie really brought many things to light
Lou says :

re : An excellent movie and I would recommend this to everyone
He was amazing - I don’t think anyone could have done a better job.
Mauna Locca says :

Hats off to the movie, The Theory of Everything. It helped me to finally understand Dr. Stephen Hawking, one of the geniuses of our time. The movie also made me realize that some people are born genius. Eddie Redmayne was fantastic as the late English scientist and visionary. The Oscar award was well-deserved.
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