THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

The Theory of Everything, a highly watchable rendition of Stephen Hawking's life, earns a loud, resounding  BRAVO! Eddie Redmayne masterfully plays the part of Stephen Hawking and has been cast perfectly with Felicity Jones who matches his acting ability with superb skill. The duo creates a charismatic onscreen team who perfectly catch the flavor of a difficult life well lived. Director James Marsh (Man on Wire and Project Nim) shows surpassing proficiency in bringing real life events out of the hard-edged documentary presentation into the softened confines of the fiction world without losing that special truthfulness that defines the truly good story.

Storyline

Stephen Hawking’s (Eddie Redmayne) life receives a full review from early childhood under paternal and maternal care to his seasoned years. His theories and ideas evolve as his observational abilities mature.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Marsh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Liza Chasin, Amelia Granger, and David Kosse for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones), 17-year-old Robert Hawking (Tom Prior), 14-year-old Lucy Hawking (Sophie Perry), 8-year-old Timothy Hawking (Finlay Wright-Stephens), Brian (Harry Lloyd), Diana King (Alice Orr-Ewing), Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis), and Carter (Thomas Morris).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film demonstrates great craftsmanship and easily makes Ben Meyers’ Hundred Best Films List. The film shows grace, maturity, and character.

Ben Meyers

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