Movie Review – The Theory of Everything

by Donald Hanson • November 15, 2014 • Movie ReviewsComments (0)1527

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The Theory of Everything does go somewhat into Stephen Hawking’s theories and ideas and how they affect his views on God and Religion. But the real focus of this film is on his personal life and relationships. It strikes a nice balance between the two.

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The acting by the leads is very good, Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking. However, I couldnt help thinking that Redmayne was using mannerism that we see Hawking do that may be a result of his disease and being confined to a wheelchair before he even gets disabled. Based on how he acts, I always thought these things were a result of his illness. I guess only the people who knew him in college and earlier would know if he had those behaviors before. Felicity Jones ,who had a small role in Amazing Spider-Man 2, is great here and has an amazing screen presence. I really hope to see her in more movies in the future.

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This movie covers a big chunk of his life and it’s really impressive how it humanizes Hawking and lets you know what he is like. There are some surprising developments that happen in the latter half of the film after he gets sick that I did not see coming.

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Something needs to be said about the cinematography which is amazing. The composition and lighting are just perfect. Overall, this is a great movie fro anyone who wants to know more about Stephen Hawkings and a solid movie for anyone.

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