“The Theory of Everything”...Movie Review.
The Captain and I went to the movies this past week-end and saw “The Theory of Everything…” which is a true story, based on the infamous, Stephen Hawking.
The movie stars little known actors, to me at least…. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones
I found the movie interesting… as this famous astrophysicist, considered by most everyone to be one of the most brilliant minds in the world, (because of his boldly innovative thinking)….and because of the way he fought back after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease, or ALS at the age of 21.
Doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years and at this current date….fifty years later, he has defied the odds to not only survive, but to thrive.
ALS does not affect the brain….so, no matter how much the physical characteristics gradually deteriorated over the years, Stephen Hawking’s mental acuity has remained, enabling him to complete his life’s work.
Stephen meets and falls in love with a fellow student at Cambridge,…. Jane… who he later marries and they raise a family of 3 children.
Actually it is Jane who has to be both mother and father… as Stephen is confined to a wheelchair.
Jane is tireless as she helps Stephen carry on his scientific work, breaking new ground in medicine and science…and authoring several books.
I also found it most interesting that Stephen, in an effort to find the why and whereas of black holes…has determined there is no God…no beginning.
However, Jane has always believed in God and there comes a point in the story where she gets Stephen to admit…his theory has flaws regarding God.
Have you, my dear readers, been to see this movie?
I came away with an admiration for the determination to never give up…. when so many circumstances direct otherwise.
I think it is amazing what strength he found to continue and lovely to see that he also has an amazingly strong and supportive partner.
Science is a difficult subject to get into and not always interestingly taught… which is a shame as the young mind is so quick to ask the questions and frequently gets knocked back.. and then their enthusiasm dwindles..
We have just got interested in the “Christmas Lectures” – Begun by Michael Faraday in 1825, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES® are now broadcast on UK television every December and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations.
The theme of the lectures changes every year, and they are delivered by an expert in their field. http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures
last year was “Where do I come from” http://richannel.org/christmas-lectures/2013/life-fantastic#/life-fantastic–where-do-i-come-from
trying not to rant on a pet peeve that there are too many trashy television programmes….
Hugs to all xx
I hear ya on the trashy television programs. It seems there is nothing forbidden….which is another reason I watch so much sports. 😉
I will check out the website on the Christmas Lectures…I love traditions!
Say hello to your loved ones from me and the Captain!
Kari, I’m sure this movie is great, and I would love to see it. There have been so many brilliant people with such horrible handicaps to live with.
Have you watched the show, Scorpion, on television? It is based on real people who are geniuses, too.
No, Sandy…I have not seen that television show.
I will check it out.
thanks for stopping by
Thanks Donna for stopping by… the movie is certainly thought provoking.
Science and God often intersect. Seems like his wife must have found a point of intersection for him to ponder.
I’ll surely want to see this movie.