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The Theory of Everything (2014)

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

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The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives. Written by Spencer Higham

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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26 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$208,763, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,893,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,726,688
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Felicity Jones and Emily Watson both starred in the 2010 comedy Cemetery Junction (2010) also playing mother and daughter. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) The doctor tells Stephen that he has motor neurone disease "that destroys the cells in the brain - that control motor function -." At 26 minutes, the doctor says "the brain isn't affected." Actually, the disease destroys motor neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord, but not in the cerebrum. See more »

Quotes

[Stephen drives around in his new mechanical wheelchair]
Stephen Hawking: [using the computerized voice] Exterminate. Exterminate.
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Time After Time
Written by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Performed by Dinah Washington
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Great romantic movie about a brilliant man, ironically very little science
9 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

But it does tell an inspiring story about Stephen Hawking's personal struggle with his illness that's very uplifting.

The story of Stephen Hawking and his then wife Jane, apparently based on a book she wrote about it, which probability explains why there was not much science in the movie, not that I'm complaining, as it was a well played film about a difficult relationship.

I didn't known Stephen and his wife actually met around the same time as he began to suffer from Lou Gehrig's Disease. Makes the whole concept that Hawking has three kids with this woman more interesting (something was working). Felicity Jones did a great job playing such a strong, patient, and compassionate woman, all well narrated in this movie. The difficulty Jane Hawking had being with a man getting trapped in his own body, played by Eddie Redmayne.I have herd of Hawking's surprisingly positive personality, not because of his condition, but because I expected his condition would make it hard to express any emotion. Redmayne did his research to express the struggle of Hawking on camera nicely (I keep forgetting The Hawking is a Brit).

This movie turned out to be a great one about the time span of a relationship. Done more romantically than borderline soft-core flicks like Blue is the warmest color and 9 songs, and it was not as depressing as Blue Valentine. it was just a true take on a complex relationship taking it's toll, well performed by some brilliant actors.

If your looking to watch this movie to hear some science talk, that's not what the movie is really about, unless ironically convincing the world of his theories on time was really as easy as the movie makes it out for Hawking. Overall very enjoyable.


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