‘The Theory of Everything’ defies all odds



Eddie Redmayne brings a brilliant performance to the silver screen in “The Theory of Everything.”

Colley Loum, Staff Writer

James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything” is a great film that will stay with the audience well after it ends.

Marsh brings to life the touching story of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientists alive.

Eddie Redmayne shows his growth as an actor with a stellar performance. Redmayne plays Stephen W. Hawking in what is possibly his best role to date. Aside from the fact that the two look astonishingly like one another, Redmayne truly is Hawking.

Redmayne opens himself to the audience, making them feel as if they are making a connection with the real Stephen Hawking.

Redmayne brings a potentially Oscar-winning performance to “The Theory of Everything.”

Though Redmayne was great, he was not the only actor with a phenomenal performance. Felicity Jones brings Steven’s wife Jane Hawking to life.

Jones connects with the audience and shines a light on the many difficulties that the real Jane Hawking deals with.

Both Redmayne and Jones compliment each other perfectly in this winter’s best drama.

“The Theory of Everything” tells the story of Hawking’s life from the beginning with young Hawking attending Oxford, to meeting Jane, to being diagnosed with motor neuron disease, to discovering how time began, and finally changing the way that people look at science and the universe forever.

Stephen defies all odds throughout the film. After being told he only had two years to live, he changes science forever.

In college Stephen had been known for not having the greatest work ethic. He was able to manage this while attending Oxford due to his brilliant mind.

Marsh’s film perfectly presents the audience with the untold story of Stephen Hawking.

“The Theory of Everything” will move the audience to laughter and tears all throughout the film.

This film is a Oscar-caliber movie and a must-see over Thanksgiving break. “The Theory of Everything” is currently playing at Cine Arts in Palo Alto Square.

4 / 5 stars