“The little man has done it,” or should I say, the team behind The Theory of Everything has done it. The recently released biopic, based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, leaves no stone unturned to awe and inspire the audiences.
This romantic drama based on the life of the renowned cosmologist Dr. Stephen Hawking talks about the various aspects of his life. Summing it it all up in a single idea – “Where there’s life, there’s hope.”
The movie begins in 1963 Cambridge where a young Stephen Hawking played by Eddie Redmayne is aspiring to have his doctorate. In an event, he meets Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones, who later on becomes his wife. During the course of the movie, Hawking is diagnosed with a rare motor neuron disease which causes him to lose the ability to control his limbs and organs. Despite his disease, he acquires his doctorate, marries Jane, has three children and becomes a worldwide phenomenon.
The Theory Of Everything doesn’t just depict the events in Hawking’s life, it also brings forward the emotional layer hidden in the background of those events. The audiences feel connected to Hawking throughout the whole movie and share his happiness, his grief, his tragedy and his stardom.
Redmayne and Jones have brought life to the characters of Hawking and Wilde respectively: Redmayne convinces the audience with his portrayal of the scientist as a smart, stubborn, witty, funny and sad person while Wilde embraces her role as a loving, sacrificing, strong wife. Other actors have also performed well in the movie, each with their own realistic acting.
The other aspect to be adored about the film is its music, scored by well-known composer Johann Jóhannsson. The scores compliment and enforce the scenes to achieve that emotional feat that adds to the experience and helps further enhance the intensity of emotions. Jóhannsson is said to have used his signature blend of acoustic instruments and electronics to create the music.
And finally, the direction by James March is something to be saluted. He’s kept it real; he’s kept it all together. He’s done it, marvelously, with his brilliant expertise behind the scenes and his amazing storytelling skills.
The movie has been received well all over and the audiences and critics both seem to like it immensely. You guys should definitely watch it.
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