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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$208,763 (USA) (7 November 2014)

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$35,887,263 (USA) (10 April 2015)
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Eddie Redmayne is a good friend of Benedict Cumberbatch who played Stephen Hawking in the TV movie Hawking (2004) for the BBC. Cumberbatch is the first ever actor to play the scientist on screen. See more »

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When traveling to Bordeaux and also at the Bordeaux AirPort we can see snow-covered mountains. There are no such mountains in The Aquitaine region. See more »

Quotes

Technician: [presenting Hawking with the speech-generating device] Welcome to the future.
Stephen Hawking: [speaks for the first time] My name is Stephen Hawking...
Jane Hawking: [astonished] It's American!
Technician: Is that a problem?
Jane Hawking: Oh, my goodness, well... is there another voice?
Technician: It's the only one lately I have at the moment.
Jane Hawking: [smiles with delight] I think it's great!
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The closing credits listed cast "in order of appearance." In salute to the film's theme of time, it listed the cast in reverse order. The last to appear was listed first and those in the opening scenes were listed last. See more »

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Version of Hawking (2004) See more »

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(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave
Written by Lamont Dozier (as Dozier), Brian Holland (as Holland), Eddie Holland (as Holland Jr.)
Performed by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Courtesy of The Motown Record Company LP
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A brief review on this most wonderful time of a film
7 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful accomplishment of a film by James Marsh (Man on Wire) who brings such depth and beauty to the life/love story of Stephen and Jane Hawking. The film is adapted from her novel on their life and brings forth much of the love and tenacity necessary to care for and love someone going through great physical struggles over time. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones give fantastic and intimate portrayals of Stephen and Jane during their courtship and lives together. My vote for best film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In Q&A after film James Marsh told a great story about Stephen Hawking's reaction to the film where he gave the response that it was in "largely genuine"... and Eddie Redmayne said that Stephen Hawking after viewing the film allowed them to use his actual "voice" instead of their approximation for the film that they had produced. The most touching was that Hawking had tears to be wiped away after viewing which will give to you a sense of how genuine this film is.


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