Movie Review: The Theory of Everything

There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, while there is life, there is hope.


Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones The Theory Of Everything s is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.


Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

maxresdefaultThe film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”). The Theory of Everything serves as a fitting reminder that beyond the extraordinary maths lies a man with needs, hopes and dreams like everyone else.

I was dreading watching this movie thinking  it would be all theories and logarithms but was relieved when it turned out to be a love story.  The movie examines some of the finest qualities that define the human existence  that showcase the unconquerable spirit and boundless possibilities of the mind.


Jones as Hawking’s wife puts up a stellar performance bringing to live Jane’s fierce determination to see her husband survive, and private frustration at the professional sacrifices that selflessness caused.

Eddie Redmayne’s depiction of Steven  which won him an Oscar and a Golden Globe is inspired,  moving, astounding and, perhaps most of all, enlightening.


The Theory of Everything is a sensitive yet unsentimental engagement with genius and the actualities of love.