A MUST-SEE film this season is “The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh and written by Anthony McCarten. The cast includes: Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking. I hope that they are already planning their awards season outfits because they are sure going to need them!
This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time.
Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed, including the publication of a wildly popular physics book, A Brief History of Time (can’t say that I have read it!) and becoming one of the most beloved figures in science, academia and pop culture.
The film is based on the memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” by Jane Hawking. It is simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring; raw and uplifting. I can’t recommend it highly enough!