Friday, January 9, 2015

Wanna wish Stephen Hawking a Happy Birthday? Then Go See @FocusFeatures #TheTheoryOfEverything

The Theory of Everything Theatrical Movie Poster

On January 8, 1942 (73 years ago) Stephen Hawking was born, and with it being the famed physicist's birthday, I thought it would be the perfect day to post about Focus Feature's The Theory of Everything which is a British Biographical Romantic Drama directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking.

The movie stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (who portray Stephen and Jane), the movie outlines how the two met at Cambridge University in the 60's and chronicles their relationship and lives.

Eddie and Felicity offer a spot on performance and it is uncanny just how much they resemble the real Stephen and Jane, take a look at this photo:

Stephen and Jane Hawking, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones
Left: The Real Stephen and Jane Hawking, Right: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones!
I got to attend a fun Advanced Screening with Q&A that was hosted by The Moms that was followed by a question and answer with Felicity Jones!

Now I am the first to tell you guys that I am normally not a big romance movie person, but this one is compelling, well cast, and the performances couldn't have been more spot on! I understand that it took almost 3 years to convince Jane Hawking to agree to a film adaptation, and I hope she agrees that the performances did her memoir justice. The sheer difficulty of the physicality of the role should certainly win Redmayne some kind of award in my book! The voice you hear in the latter part of the movie is Stephen's real voice.

The Moms and Felicity Jones, #JonesMamarazzi


Here is a video of the Q&A:


My Take:

This is as real life as it gets, life gets messy, it has it's ups and downs and this is a romantic drama that really hit the mark for me.

Have you already seen The Theory of Everything? What did you think of it?

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28 comments:

  1. I tried to get to see this when it was in the theaters recently, but I missed it. I will probably catch it when it goes to Netflix.

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    1. @Masshole Mommy - If it weren't for Press Screenings, my schedule doesn't allow for many movies in the theater lately either. I often catch releases on cable now. I don't have Netflix, but I am considering it to have something to watch on the plane! For some odd reason everytime I fly a particular carrier their in-flight entertainment goes down!

      This is a good one, I definitely recommend it!

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  2. I've never heard of this movie before. I love when they do book to screen adaptations! I'll have to check it out

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    1. @Christie Me too, but I do the opposite of most people, I see the movie FIRST, then read the book, when I do it the 'right' way I tend to end up critical about the casting! Having no pre-conceived ideas on who should play the part makes it more fun for me!

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  3. This is going to be a great movie. I love Stephen Hawking, so I'm interested to see this.

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    1. @Ben - It is truly an immersive experience, there is something so great about having seen it on the big screen, I'm glad I caught this one. My normal fave genre is horror actually, I'm not normally a romance drama type of girl but this one hit it out the park!

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  4. I saw this movie and I totally enjoyed it .Loved to see hawking's life from boyhood to now. the movie was cast perfectly.

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    1. @Big Happy Buddha - I agree! :)

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  5. I hadn't heard of this movie, but it sounds interesting. I will have to see if I can find it On Demand.

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    1. @Catherine - If it's not there yet, it should be soon, and it is definitely worth it! This is a great weekend to curl up on the couch and binge watch movies! :-)

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  6. This is one my husband has been really wanting to see. It looks like such a good film!

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    1. @Theresa - Great movie, I am sure he will love it too!

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  7. NO I have not seen the movie but I want to. Sounds like a beautiful love story about life.

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    1. @DeDa - An accurate and compelling depiction of Stephen Hawking's life, see it when you get a chance! :)

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  8. I have plans to watch this movie. I really admire Stephen Hawking and still get my brain to grasp how smart he really is.

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  9. I hadn't actually heard of this movie before. It looks great, I'm going to try to watch it.

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  10. He is such an inspiration. I would love to see this movie, I've always been such a huge fan.

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  11. I haven't heard of this before now. Looks very interesting. I will have to see if I can find it, I think it's one I would be interested in!

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  12. I haven't seen it, but it looks really interesting. Happy birthday to him

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  13. This looks like a great movie! I can't wait to see it!

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  14. Wow, thy did a great job with his character looking a lot like him! I didn't realize this was a movie!

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  15. I really want to see this! The actors looks spot on!

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  16. I put this on my "must see" list back when I saw the preview for it. It looks like a great portrayal of such an interesting man.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. It looks like a really interesting film. I love biological dramas.

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  18. Wow the casting is eerily perfect! Wow looks great!

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  19. I haven't seen the movie but I really want to see it!
    I've heard great things about the cast!
    ~Amanda

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  20. I am going to have to check out the book before seeing this. Sounds like a great look into a great mind.

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  21. I think I too want to read the book before I see the movie. I haven't heard of it until now. Thanks for sharing

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