• The Theory of Everything (2014)

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The Theory of Everything

Release Date: November 7th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this -- and with Jane at his side -- he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake, Charlotte Hope

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Biography , Drama , Romance

Production Co: Working Title Films

Keywords: Cool , Touching , Hospital , Quest , Doctor , Love , England , Girlfriend , 1960s , Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Facing the physical challenges of depicting Hawking’s disability, Redmayne pulls it off with enormous grace and endurance. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Redmayne should be getting a lot of notice for his performance; it's palpable, it's poignant. Jones, too, is terrific. And Marsh, who won the documentary Academy Award for his Philippe Petit Twin Towers caper Man on Wire, brings a keen artistry to The Theory of Everything. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    James Marsh’s movie, which co-stars Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, the celebrated physicist’s wife, is a biographical love story that doesn’t depend on science to shape the plot — it’s rich in emotional intelligence. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama