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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stephen Hawking
... Jane Hawking
... Robert Hawking - Age 17
Sophie Perry ... Lucy Hawking - Age 14
Finlay Wright-Stephens ... Timothy Hawking - Age 8
... Brian
... Diana King
... Dennis Sciama
Thomas Morrison ... Carter
Michael Marcus ... Ellis
Gruffudd Glyn ... Rees
... Barman - Rowing Club
... Beryl Wilde
Guy Oliver-Watts ... George Wilde
... Frank Hawking
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Storyline

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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The incredible story of Jane and Stephen Hawking See more »


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$208,763, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,893,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,726,688
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Ex-professional footballer Frank Leboeuf played a Swiss doctor in this film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) The doctor tells Stephen that he has motor neurone disease "that destroys the cells in the brain - that control motor function -." At 26 minutes, the doctor says "the brain isn't affected." Actually, the disease destroys motor neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord, but not in the cerebrum. 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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Soundtracks

Die Walkure Act 1: Vorspiel
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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A brief review on this most wonderful time of a film
7 September 2014 | by 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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