Last November a new film called “The Theory of Everything” came to theaters among many glowing reviews. The film was later nominated for five Oscars, and Eddie Redmayne went on to win for best actor in a leading role for his part in the film.

The film deserves every accolade it has received and more.

The heartfelt story of Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde Hawking, is a poignant statement of hope and love.

The picture begins by introducing Stephen, a young Cambridge University genius who has embarked upon a Ph.D. in physics. He then meets Jane Wilde at a party and they fall slowly in love.

Stephen has many theories when it comes to science and the origins of the universe that bestow him many honors and accolades, until his debilitating disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, became known to him and is given two years to live.

Despite this horrifying prognosis, Stephen and Jane get married and live their lives to the fullest in the time they have. Stephen, who is still alive today, overcame the seemingly impossible. His many contributions to science will go down in history, despite the many difficulties he faced in his life.

The film portrays this tale of achievement and overcoming difficulties in a beautiful and surprisingly relatable way.

The way Jane and Stephen fall in love, for example, feels very genuine to the audience. It is a slow process at first, until they realize how much they mean to each other. It is truly a noble testament to the way love heals and assists in the difficulties life.

“The Theory of Everything” is beautiful to look at. Additionally, it has the perfect cast. Eddie Redmayne portrays the struggles and achievements of Stephen Hawking in a very realistic way. He portrays Hawking’s awkward and quirky mannerisms perfectly as well.

Felicity Jones, who portrays Hawking’s wife Jane, highlights her quiet determination to be with, and help Stephen, in the good times and the bad.

Jane Hawking said of the film, “When I saw Felicity on the screen I thought ‘Oh my goodness, that’s me!’ because she had captured my mannerisms.”

The movie is also accompanied with a beautiful score.

It has too many heartfelt moments to count and will certainly bring tears to the eyes of viewers many times over. It was a movie that you experience on a personal level rather than simply watching. It was magnificently beautiful and brutally honest.

Stephen Hawking himself said, “The film was surprisingly honest about our marriage. It reflects our struggle to bring up three children despite my disability.”

I would recommend “The Theory of Everything” to everyone. Not only is it a beautiful film, but it is a testament to the power of love and the importance of friendship.

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