There are some movies that you watch, you like and you forget. There are others that you like and you remember. But then there are a very few movies that impact the way you look at life. James Marsh directed The Theory of Everything is one such movie that leaves you with more than a fresh outlook to life.
The Theory of Everything, adapted from Jane Hawking’s book Travelling to Infinity, is about the lives of Jane and Stephen Hawking right from the time they met to the time they departed. It is not a story of Hawking’s great discoveries or a documentary about his achievements. It is a story of the Hawkings as a family – the challenges that the couple faced together and alone, and the decisions they had to make on the way. I judge a movie primarily on two aspects – a strong storyline and an impactful execution. In my opinion, this movie nailed both aspects, making it a strong contender for the Oscars this time.
Apart from mesmerising with the acting, direction and the story, the movie left me with a lot more respect for Jane Hawking who made many sacrifices in her life to keep the legendary Stephen Hawking alive and in great shape. It also left me thinking that if Stephen Hawking, with just a cheek muscle working, can fight the odds and achieve the heights that he has, what stops anyone of us to stop chasing our own dreams.
Not getting much into the philosophy, I think the movie is a definitive watch and I’m sure you will like it.
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