A well-made, well-acted but unexceptional film about one of the most exceptional figures of the last half-century.
In theaters: Friday, 14 November 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: James Marsh
Cast: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Charlie Cox
Craig Pearmansaid on Saturday, January 03, 2015 1:41:52 PMI feel the exact same way. The movie takes no risks with the material and we never learn how Hawking truly feels about his disease. As a result, the film never really gets under your skin. A much better film about a man trapped in his own body is "The Diving Bell and Butterfly". I've seen that one twice, and it's pulverizing.
Bianca Corrinesaid on Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:09:47 PMI agree with everything you said. Though the performances were great, there was nothing that stood out about the film itself. I did enjoy learning about Stephen Hawking, but it was all so vanilla that I wouldn't recommend someone rush out to see it. A Beautiful Mind, which is another biopic about a scientist who has to deal with an illness, at least allowed for some decent action during the hallucination scenes. I'm not saying that The Theory of Everything needed action, but beautiful imagery and a more focused, realistic narrative about his scientific theories would have boosted the movie's intrigue for me.