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
Felicity Jones's Best Actress Oscar-nominated performance was the only one in the category in a Best Picture nominee that year. See more »
When getting on the train from Cambridge to go to London, the carriages of the train are painted in the green Southern Region livery which would not have been on the Cambridge to London route. See more »
Stephen, your 'motor-mouth' disease, does it affect, um...
[Gesturing towards his crotch]
What? No. Different system. Automatic.
Are you serious? Well that's pretty wonderful isn't it? Well it certainly explains a lot about men.
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Ave Verum Corpus
14th century Eucharistic hymn
Lyrics by Pope Innocent VI
[Sung by Jonathan's church choir] See more »
Excellent, but not Cliff Notes on Quantum Mechanics
I've read scientists are turned off by this film for its omissions, simplifications, falsities, and other failures to explain Prof. Hawking's theories. I can understand that, being a law specialist who can't watch law dramas. But if you're not a cosmologist or a physicist you should not be discouraged by the film's failure to give you enough detail for a two credit course. It's a good drama of people, a bit schmaltzy as befits the facts, and in that regard I understand it's pretty accurate, and is definitely well acted and directed. Also a nice glimpse of what Oxbridge life was like in the 1950s. As they say, the male lead is Oscar bait.
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