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
Eddie Redmayne was born on January 6, while Stephen Hawking was born on January 8. See more »
When Hawking's mother tells him he has a phone call from a woman, it cuts to Jane waiting on the phone. There is then a 'hang up' click followed by a dial tone. This would not have happened with the pulse-dial phones in use in the UK at the time (and until well into the 1980s) because only the caller could properly terminate a call and free up the line. Jane may have heard a click, but not the dial tone, since the line was still open until she hung up. See more »
Reading Stephen Hawking's draft of A Brief History of Time: "Who are we? Why are we here? If we ever learn this, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason, for then we would know the mind of god."
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Written by Dominic Smith (as Smith), Jason Swinscoe (as Swinscoe)
Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra
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Your glasses are always dirty.
One might think that this movie would be about esoteric theories that are beyond the capacity for most people.
You would be so wrong!
This was probably the best love story I have ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat watching Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones) as she did more and more amazing acts of love for Stephan Hawking (Eddie Redmayne). I cannot imagine anyone that fits the definition of love more than she did.
Redmayne was brilliant as Hawking.
Anthony McCarten took Jane Hawing's book and wrote a screenplay that was a thrill to watch.
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