in about 100 words or less
UK 123m, Colour
Director: James Marsh; Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis, Christian McKay
The Theory of Everything is a biographical drama adapted Jane Wilde Hawking’s memoir from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen (2007) documenting their 25+ year relationship which began while they were both students at Cambridge in 1963. As one of 20th century’s most important and widely known physicists, Hawking’s celebrity has perhaps surpassed his scientific contributions, which is undoubtedly why his life has come to film. While most are familiar with Hawking’s incredibly challenging physical condition, the film has provided a glimpse into his personal life and some of the struggles of his family, which Redmayne and Jones have so beautifully recreated in this profoundly moving film (Klaus Ming February 2015).