A Review of Stephen and Jane Hawking story THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING PART 1

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A Review of Stephen and Jane Hawking story THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING PART 1

The Theory of Everything Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Movie HD

I saw this movie the other day and I enjoyed it very much. I have posted many things in the past that refer to Stephen Hawking and his works. This review below does a great job of giving a Christian perspective of the movie. My favorite quote from this review is this:

Much can be said about the brilliance of Stephen Hawking’s mind and how he has survived so many years with MND. Spiritually speaking, could it be that God is giving Stephen time? Time to come to know Him and that, beyond all Stephen’s theories, God is profoundly the Great I Am.

I wish Stephen Hawking to take time to read the work of Dr. Henry F. Schaefer. He speaks of Jane and Stephen in his work.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

The Theory of Everything Begins and Ends with Love

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Release Date: November 07, 2014

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity
Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie
Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens,
Harry Lloyd, Christian McKay,
Charlie Cox, Emily Watson,
David Thewlis, Adam Godley,
Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake,
Charlotte Hope, Abigail
Cruttenden, Lucy Chappel

Genre: Drama/Biography

Audience: Teenagers to adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 123 minutes

Distributor: Focus Features/Comcast

Director: James Marsh

Executive Producer: Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin,
David Kosse

Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Writer: Anthony McCarten

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Content:

(HH, CC, BB, L, V, S, A, D, M) Strong atheist, humanist worldview where physicist protagonist develops theory to explain time and the universe apart from God, mitigated by strong Christian opposing worldview as wife cares for husband despite his crippling muscle disease so love and sacrifice are extolled even though things become hard for both her and husband; only one obscenity spoken, some adult themes shared with humor; man suffers from crippling disease and a tracheotomy is performed; adultery and female therapist lets patient look at porn magazine; no nudity; alcohol use; brief smoking; and, family becomes dysfunctional but they are reconciled somewhat.


Summary:

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING follows the life of world-renowned, handicapped physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane and how they overcome Stephen’s crippling muscle disease with love, humor, perseverance, and acceptance. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is a well told, engaging, inspiring love story, with comedic moments woven throughout, but it contains references to Stephen’s atheist leanings in opposition to his wife’s Christian faith.


Review:

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING follows the life of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones).During the beginning of the movie Stephen is an active, comedic 21-year-old doctoral student who attends Cambridge University studying cosmology, but has yet to declare a major. It would seem that he is either a late-bloomer, or just not taking his academic future completely seriously. However, his professor soon begins to see beyond Stephen’s quirkiness, to Stephen’s brilliant genius. Stephen questions the existence of God, theorizes about black holes, and that there is a time before time that can be scientifically and mathematically deduced.

Stephen meets Jane, also a student at Cambridge, and they fall in love. Their romance begins to blossom and Stephen begins to work on the mathematics to establish before time existed. They debate and discuss about God’s existence, being that Jane, unlike Stephen, believes strongly in God. They accept one another’s differences and continue to grow closer.

As Stephen works on hours of mathematical equations, his fingers begin to draw up, but he continues. His work seems to just be taking off when Stephen loses control of his legs and falls onto the pavement as he’s walking on campus and is knocked unconscious. His doctor diagnoses him with debilitating motor neuron disease (MND), which will in time cause him to lose all sense of control of his motor skills. His brain, however, will continue to function normally, but, eventually, he wouldn’t be able to communicate his thoughts. The doctor gives him two years to live.

Jane is determined to stay with Stephen against all odds. After two years, Stephen is still alive, and he and Jane even have a child. Eventually, he and Jane have three children together as he defies the doctor’s diagnosis. As his mobility becomes less and less, Stephen becomes confined to a wheelchair. He and his children find humor in the various wheelchair upgrades over the years as he continues to work on his theory about time. Stephen’s success grows. However, in time, caring for Stephen and three active children begins to take their toll on Jane.

Jane has begun to feel overwhelmed and a sense of losing herself when her mother encourages her to join the church choir to lift her spirits. When she does, she reconnects with her love of music and meets choir director Jonathan, who becomes her friend and a great help to her and Stephen. However, as the two realize they have feelings for each other, and after a near fatal situation with Stephen, Jonathan respects Jane’s commitment to Stephen, and he and she go their separate ways. Eventually, Stephen moves to America with his new therapist, leaving Jane behind.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is a well-shot, well-told love story with comedic moments woven throughout to keep the movie engaging as well as inspiring. There is a very strong positivistic scientism worldview in the movie as Stephen holds to the theory that everything in existence can be explained and proven by science. Thus, there isn’t a need for God. For the most part, Stephen seems to be atheistic in his belief of God, and he reasons that the beginning of the universe can be explained through science without God. However, there is a moment where he does acknowledge God’s existence, or the possibility of God’s existence. This is one of the underlying tensions within Stephen and Jane’s marriage as Jane was brought up as a devout Christian follower of God. Eventually, this tension plays out and after their years together in love, laughter, trials, and triumphs, Stephen and Jane separate.

Much can be said about the brilliance of Stephen Hawking’s mind and how he has survived so many years with MND. Spiritually speaking, could it be that God is giving Stephen time? Time to come to know Him and that, beyond all Stephen’s theories, God is profoundly the Great I Am.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING eloquently tells a story of unconditional love and humor between Jane and Stephen through pain, perseverance and sacrifice. In this case, the saying rings true that, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman.” As Stephen is knighted in England, he invites Jane and the children to meet the Queen of England, realizing that he couldn’t have done it without Jane’s unflinching servitude and love. That said, extreme caution is advised for the romantic view of atheism.


In Brief:

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING follows the life of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane. It details how they overcome Stephen’s crippling muscle disease with love, humor, perseverance, and acceptance. As two doctoral students at Cambridge University, Stephen and Jane fall in love and even raise a family. However, Stephen becomes totally crippled by motor neuron disease. As his condition worsens, he continues to impact modern science.THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is a well-told love story with frequent comical moments. It’s both engaging and inspiring. The movie has strong atheist elements as Stephen holds to the theory that everything can be explained and proven by science. Thus, there is no need for God. In contrast to this, Stephen’s wife displays a strong Christian faith, though the ordeal of caring for both Stephen and their three children begins to take its toll. Still, she relentlessly shows Stephen the love of Christ as she cares for him when he can no longer care for himself. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING shows both Stephen and Jane as positive role models. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

The Theory of Everything Featurette – Eddie Redmayne’s Transformation (2014) – Movie HD

Eddie Redmayne gets critique from Stephen Hawking

Published on Nov 2, 2014

Rising British star Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’, recalls the nerve-racking meeting with Hawking himself and talks about the transformation he went through portraying the iconic physicist.

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The Theory of Everything Movie Review – Beyond The Trailer

Published on Oct 18, 2014

The Theory of Everything movie review! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph shares her review aka reaction today for this 2014 movie!
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The Theory of Everything Movie Review – Just Seen It

Published on Oct 27, 2014

Stephen Hawking is studying to be a physicist when he falls in love with a student named Jane. But when he is diagnosed with a debilitating illness, his life is forever altered. But the power of love unlocks one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century.

Starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, and Charlie Cox.
Directed by James Marsh.
Written by Anthony McCarten and Jane Hawking.
Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, and Anthony McCarten.
Genre: Biography, Drama.

Aaron, Salim, and Leah discuss the new biopic that tells the story of the brilliant Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane.

Starring Aaron Fink, Salim Lemelle, and Leah Aldridge.
Directed by Erik Howell.
Edited by Stephen Krystek.
Produced by David Freedman, Cooper Griggs, Kevin Taft, Amy Taylor, Pedro Lemos, and Aaron Fink.
Sound Design by Aaron Fink and Andrew Grossman.

The Theory of Everything (Starring Eddie Redmayne) Movie Review

Published on Nov 6, 2014

The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and David Thewlis is reviewed by Alonso Duralde (TheWrap and Linoleum Knife podcast), Christy Lemire (www.ChristyLemire.com), and William Bibbiani (Crave Online).

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Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this 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. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”). (c) Focus

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The Theory of Everything Movie Review (Schmoes Know)

Published on Nov 6, 2014

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The Theory of Everything movie review

Published on Dec 8, 2014

The life of Stephen Hawking is brought to the big screen, and brought to life by a brilliant performance by Eddie Redmayne. Jeremy gives his review of “The Theory of Everything”!

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