This university year I am really missing my home comforts so I decided to take an impromptu trip home, and what better way to spend some quality time with my Mum than seeing the oscar nominated movie The Theory of Everything. The film is based on the life of Stephen Hawking but the focus is not on the science, it is instead on the incredible love story between himself and Jane as well as his constant battle with a disease that he was only meant to live with for two years.
I don't want to give away any spoilers to those who haven't had the chance to see it. But British actor Eddie Redmayne is not only gorgeous, but his performance in this film is outstanding. You could see how much he had adopted all the mannerisms of Stephen (a process that took him four months); from the way he placed his fingers to the way he laughed it had the realism that many films aspire to all the way through, so much so at certain points I had to turn to my Mum and ask if it was real footage (but that could just be me and my dopiness), he captured his humour and optimism perfectly. From start to finish I was crying, it is an emotional film (which I did not expect) so take your tissues. It is no wonder this film has learnt Redmayne his first Golden Globe for Best Actor. I can't wait to see what else he does in future projects and whether he can ever top this biopic film. His co-star Felicity Jones who plays Stephen's wife Jane was also brilliant giving him chance to shine but creating a chemistry and keeping up with his performance. Overall, an amazing film which gave me a whole new insight into the life of Stephen Hawkings, who I don't need to tell you has the brain of our generation.
Me and my Mum also couldn't resist a selfie on the way to our cinema date!
Have any of you seen The Theory of Everything?
If so, what did you think?