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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.

Director:

James Marsh

Writers:

Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Jane Hawking (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Redmayne ... Stephen Hawking
Felicity Jones ... Jane Hawking
Tom Prior ... Robert Hawking - Age 17
Sophie Perry Sophie Perry ... Lucy Hawking - Age 14
Finlay Wright-Stephens Finlay Wright-Stephens ... Timothy Hawking - Age 8
Harry Lloyd ... Brian
Alice Orr-Ewing ... Diana King
David Thewlis ... Dennis Sciama
Thomas Morrison Thomas Morrison ... Carter
Michael Marcus ... Ellis
Gruffudd Glyn Gruffudd Glyn ... Rees
Paul Longley ... Barman - Rowing Club
Emily Watson ... Beryl Wilde
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ... George Wilde
Simon McBurney ... Frank Hawking
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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 The Times

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His mind changed our world. Her love changed his. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene with Jane and Stephen on the bed after moving it down to the kitchen, Stephen whispers, "Thank you." According to Eddie Redmayne, there were originally no words for this scene, but he added it in himself. It turned out to be one of James Marsh's favorite scenes in the film. See more »

Goofs

During the Lecture in London, the three requirements of the Penrose-Hawking Singularity Theorem are shown in the top blackboard behind Penrose. This theorem was not published until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Hawking: No... doctors. No doctors!
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Siegfried Act III: Brunnhilde's Awakening
Written by Richard Wagner (as Wagner)
Performed by The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Lothar Zagrosek
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc
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Excellent, but not Cliff Notes on Quantum Mechanics
16 November 2014 | by plurality-1See all my reviews

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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Language:

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Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$208,763, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$35,893,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,726,688
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Dolby Digital

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2.40 : 1
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