Film| The Theory of Everything

Wow, what a breathtakingly amazing film! A week ago, I finally managed to see "The Theory of Everything", the bio-pic/rom-com on Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane; a film I'd been badgering my parents and friends about for ages. It's not often I do film related posts, but this was just too good to ignore so I thought I'd write a post on it for you guys...

Not only are Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones a couple of my favourite actors (and pretty good looking, too!), the life of Stephen Hawking has amazed me ever since I had a quick google after the trailer was released! I didn't quite go into the story blind, but this is a definite must see for anyone that has any interest in physics, Hawking or love heartwarming and/or heart breaking stories. A story of love, sacrifice and resilience, this is honestly one of my new favourite films.

If, like me, you cry multiple times at films (the Notebook gets me EVERY time), then this is one to prepare for... I'm so glad I had grabbed some tissue before going in, because I certainly needed it. The story at some points is utterly heart breaking and to think that it was true is sometimes utterly unimaginable. The direction and story telling is fantastic, and whilst I think some of the "biopic" was romanticised - I think it had to be - my fascination with their entire family has grown massively... which is probably what they wanted, but I can't wait to get my hands on Jane's book, "Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen".

I love a film with a good emotional roller coaster and this doesn't disappoint; some humorous parts lighten the mood when it's needed (it goes without saying, I love films that do that!), some pulling-on-your-heart-string parts, some science parts, and lots of classic rom-com parts that make this ideal for pretty much anyone. 

In my eyes, if Eddie Redmayne doesn't get an Oscar for this, I will be utterly shocked because he was just BRILLIANT and his performance certainly deserves recognition; apparently he spent time studying motor-neuron disease patients, spent time learning the physics and most of all spending a lot of time with Stephen Hawking himself! 

If you haven't already, I'd strongly advise you to go and see this film; if you can't, then you must get the DVD, because boy is it bloomin' fantastic! I hope you have a great weekend! 
Becky xx


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