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Friday, 19 June 2015

The Theory of Everything

My dearest hearts,

**WARNING!!! This post contains a review of The Theory of Everything. It may turn out to be an extensive post so please grab yourself a cup of tea and a warm blanket and Enjoy! Be careful and read not this post if you did not see the movie, it has spoilers ;)**
It is clear that we are just an advanced breed of primates on a minor planet orbiting around a very average star, in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. BUT, ever since the dawn of civilization people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world. There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe. And what can be more special than that there is no boundary? And there should be no boundary to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope - Stephen Hawking
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If you did not see this movie, I am not sure what you did last year. Have you got out of the house and went to see any movie? Have you seen the Oscars? Do you know who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role? That's right, it was the wonderfully talented Eddie Redmayne! He plays in the movie The Theory of Everything, the role of the fascinating Stephen Hawking. This is one movie that is hard to forget and Eddie did a fabulous job in painting Stephen's portrait for future generations to come - the way he walked and talked made me instantly feel like I was watching the real Stephen. Based on the book 'Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen' - the memoir written by Jane Hawking - the film catches the transformation of Stephen, along with their relationship.
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Jane was his first wife and she was the one who supported him throughout his growing illness. The movie - to the regret of many - does not follow the scientific discoveries or his theories in detail, but rather focuses on his human side and his relations with other people. It is to be expected, I believe, knowing that the movie is after a book written by Jane. She wanted the world to know Stephen from the human side, and not see him as a robot / as someone who could not be touched. The great center of the movie most believe it to be Stephen, but I believe it is Jane. Even though she wanted us to see him in a different light, what I can see - more than anything - is her wonderful personality and the way she cares about him. Jane is not the kind of person who would stand out of the crowd and I believe she does not like publicity either. She wanted people to know Stephen more and respect him as a human being. In return, somehow, she managed to let us see her as she truly is: a powerful human being! She is stubborn in her decisions and also has enough courage for the both of them - without her I believe Stephen would not be the man he is today!
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The Theory of Everything is a love story, and as you know not all love stories have happy endings. I must admit I wished somehow for a miracle and Stephen to be able to walk and talk again and be with Jane and have a wonderfully talented family, but God works in misterious ways! After 25 years of marriage, Jane divorced Stephen... Should I mention that Stephen Hawking actually had to have his tears wiped away after viewing this movie? Now that shows the high class acting from Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones!

P.S. Bring handkerchiefs! Loads of them as you will get teary eyed for several times!

Yours truly,
The Twisted Red LadyBug