STAMFORD, Conn. -- Currently playing at Stamford’s Avon Theater is "The Theory of Everything," which gives all a closer look into the difficult life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne).
The film begins during his early days at Cambridge, where he met his wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), and where he initially developed his theories on the nature of time. As Hawking’s work begins to gain prominence, and his illness progresses, Jane’s stamina begins to wane, and she joins the church choir, where she meets the choir's tutor Jonathan (Charlie Cox).
After a massive stroke that put him in a coma, he was brought out by a medical procedure that rendered him speechless (which is when he got his computerized voice box).
The film does a great deal to humanize Hawking and his struggles, (he and Jane have three children), and helps viewers to understand that, “If he can overcome so much, then perhaps one’s own struggles aren’t so harsh.”
What the film also does is shine a fairly illuminating light on certain aspects of Hawking’s life that prove to be quite interesting, especially given that he and all the other individuals in the film are still alive.
All-in-all, a very uplifting film about a very interesting man. Well worth watching.
The Avon Theater is located at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.
The Theory of Everything is rated “PG-13” runs 1 hour and 50 minutes, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, and Harry Lloyd. It is and directed by James Marsh.
Norwalk resident Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing films for some 30 years. During that time, his movie reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular articles and movie reviews through his website .
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