Friday, April 17, 2015

Movie Review: The Theory of Everything

Movie: The Theory of Everything
Genre: Biography
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.
The help.
(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:

Speaking of movies and trailers... here's one you should see if you haven't already:



  1. The Theory of Everything looks like a great movie. And oh, that Star Wars trailer. Love! Especially the bit at the very end. We're home indeed!

  2. I want to see this movie, especially after you talked about it on Tuesday. It looks and sounds really good.

  3. Nice Star Wars plug at the end. ;) I want to see this movie but I'm afraid it's just going to make me dislike Hawking more than I already do. I'll still probably watch it. Especially if it goes to Netflix.

  4. I really want to see this one!

    *Whispers* I still haven't seen the Star Wars trailer, so I'm going to pop on over right now!

  5. I haven't seen this one, but you definitely make me want to do so now!

    As for Star Wars, I haven't stopped fan-girling since Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I must see this one - if for no other reason than that I love Eddie Redmayne!



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