The Theory of Everything
Our next Rialto Recommends is 2014's THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. Part biopic, part love story, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING rises on James Marsh's polished direction and the strength of its two leads. The Washington Post raved "It's an exceptional film, not because of its protagonists' impressive triumphs, but because it honors their struggle." Rolling Stone raved "Stephen Hawking, a genius challenged by a progressive neurological disease, is a role that demands miracles of an actor. And Eddie Redmayne, in a landmark performance, delivers them." THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is streaming on Netflix or is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others HERE.