Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The Theory of Everything

UK Release Date: January 1st 2015

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh (Shadow Dancer)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis

The Theory of Everything is the first film to be released in the UK. There are many still to come, but none will have such endearing and powerful performances as Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. This film is a roller-coaster of emotions. It depicts the story of Stephen (Redmayne) and Jane Hawking (Jones), from the moment they meet each other. Both are prim and proper, but their differences draw them together. They fall in love, but Stephen's gradual decline in health threatens their short relationship. Stephen his diagnosed with motor-neuron disease and told he only has two years to live. Watching Redmayne drop something or trip over his own feet, to relying on a walking stick, then two, and eventually a walking chair and loosing his voice, is absolutely gut-wrenching. Redmayne must've trained extensively to pull off his mannerisms and quirks so perfectly. Felicity Jones is just as stunning. Living with someone who's disease has lasted far longer than it should've takes plenty of patience and will power, not to mention dedication. Felicity portray all of this with her acting. You can't help but feel sympathetic when Stephen's health takes a turn for the worst. Eddie manages to express himself with just a smile or a twinkle of the eye. Absolutely superb. Felicity and Eddie will be hitting the 2015 award ceremonies by storm. The Theory of Everything is a must watch for those whose love perseveres.


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