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The Theory of Everything (2014) Movie Review

Stephen Hawking’s story of love and success.

 The Theory of Everything
(2014) on IMDb
Initial release: November 7, 2014
Director: James Marsh
Running time: 123 minutes
Initial DVD release: February 17, 2015

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox

Stephen Hawking is a physicist known for his work on the theory of time. The theory of everything features the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, and their journey together. The movie is based on a non-fiction book “Traveling to infinity: My life with Stephen”, authored by the real Jane Wilde. Stephen, played by Eddie Redmayne, is a student of physics at Cambridge University. He falls in love with a literature student Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
At the age of 21, Stephen is diagnosed of motor neuron disease. The disease results in muscle dislocation and problems in leading a normal life. Although his brain is not to be affected by this disease. He is told that he has two years to live. Jane, despite knowing his physical situation, marries him. She takes care of him for all the years he survived. Stephen starts his study on the theory of time. Jane and Stephen have three kids together. Jane helps him in his study. She dedicates the golden period of her life in taking care of Stephen and their kids. 
The movie on the whole is a terrific representation of true love, commitment and dedication. Eddie Redmayne performed the physical transformation with excellence. Felicity Jones did an amazing job for Stephen’s wife. The way she takes charge of his life and makes him survive is one of the things that keeps you glued to the screen. Love, allegiance and success is defined as best as it could be. The theory of everything is a must watch if you are looking for some inspirational movie. 

Rating: 4/5

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