The Theory of Everything
First screened in November 2014
Director: James Marsh. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, David Thewlis, Simon McBurney, Harry Lloyd, Maxine Peake, Emily Watson, Abigail Cruttenden, Christian McKay, Oliver Payne, Raffiella Chapman, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens, Alice Orr-Ewing, Thomas Morrison, Michael Marcus, Gruffudd Glyn, Lucy Chappell, Charlotte Hope, Adam Godley, Enzo Cilenti, Georg Nikoloff. Screenplay: Anthony McCarten (based on the book Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking).

Twitter Capsule: Boy does James Marsh like overexposure. But what a mature, unexpected tack into this story. Cast sells it.

VOR:   Prone to some biopic clichés but just as frequently escapes them. Major lifestory beats skipped. Nuanced on disability. Non-moralizing about sexuality. Ecumenical about science and God.

Photo © 2014 Focus Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Felicity Jones
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Best Adapted Screenplay: Anthony McCarten
Best Original Score: Jóhan Jóhannsson

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actress (Drama): Felicity Jones
Best Actor (Drama): Eddie Redmayne
Best Original Score: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor (Redmayne)

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