I’m a bit of a science geek — okay, I’m a huge science geek — so I’m aware of Stephen Hawking and his theories. However, I knew very little about him, beyond his illness. It was a real treat getting a glimpse into the personal life of the guy. Best of all, I enjoyed seeing the wit and humor of a man who can barely express himself.
It’s important to know that this movie isn’t just about Stephen Hawking. It’s just as much a story about Jane Hawking, his wife.
Eddie Redmayne, as Stephen Hawking, was magnificent. He did a wonderful job of subtly expressing the emotions of a man trapped in an expressionless body. If this isn’t Oscar material, I don’t know what is.
Don’t worry. The movie doesn’t get bogged down in science. It is first and foremost a love story.
About The Peetimes: I would recommend using the 1st Peetime. #1 Easy to sum up and there’s no character development. #2 A new character is introduced and should only be used in an emergency. It’s only here because there is a long gap between the 1st and 3rd Peetimes. #3 A good, but short Peetime. There’s a dramatic scene shortly after the Peetime ends, so don’t be late.
There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Theory of Everything. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG-13) for some thematic elements and suggestive material
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance, True life story
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