Staring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up
We are meant to think this movie is about Stephen Hawking, the brilliant scientist with theories about space who ended up in a wheelchair. And it is, but it's really even more about his wife, Jane.
They meet at college. They fall in love. He is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and told he has about two years. She says, I don't care and they get married.
|Falling in love.|
From there, it's story of how she takes care of him, has his three babies and gives her whole self to his work. Many many years go by.
And I thought this would be the whole story. But that's not how it ends. Things start to become too much for her. They get help. She falls in love with the help. But does nothing. Then, after things become even worse for him (after he loses his voice for instance) they get more help. Now he falls in love with the help! And he does something.
(Aka. her church choir director!)
Which makes him look bad on the surface, but I think, really, he was setting her free.
Fascinating story, truly.
|Eddie as Stephen|
And yes, the acting job deserved an Oscar. He made you think he was truly and genuinely losing his ability to move. Amazing.
I've been wanting to see this movie forever! So glad it finally happened!
|Eddie and Stephen together.|
Here's the trailer:
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