The what of whaah?! Who?
That’s pretty much the response I get when I mention “The Theory of Everything”. Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard much about it either but I received a last minute invite to screen the movie at the newly remodeled AMC Theater, 600 north location with a brief Q&A. I jumped at the chance.
I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t know much about Stephen Hawking before this movie.
My son was away for the Columbus Day holiday so I screened it without him. Can you believe he knew more about Stephen Hawking than I did? AND he really wanted to see the movie. I thought for sure he would not be interested at all.
Stephen Hawking is a truly inspiring man. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was 21. At the time, doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years but he is still alive today.
I was blown away. Midway thru the film, you could hear a pin drop in the theater it was so quiet. Everyone was spellbound.
Stephen Hawking 👈this links to his Wikipedia page. No need to repeat his accolades because the importance lies in the brilliance of this film. (In my Wendy Williams voice)
I’ll tell ya why….It’s a Focus Feature Film and the Actors.
If you are familiar with Focus Feature films, you know they have a distinctive artsy style. The one thing I notice and not sure how, focus feature films have the ability to draw viewers completely in. The score, the beauty, I can’t put my finger on it but more often than not, you know you’re in for an emotional thought provoking adventure.
The actors almost look eerily identical.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are incredible. They transform and deliver amazingly convincing performances.
Eddie Redmayne was in Chicago and available for quick Q&A after the movie. He’s an attractive guy.
I want to date this movie.
I want to walk hand and hand along the lakeshore, stay up for hours talking on the phone and have an intimate dinner for two over candlelight at one my favorite restaurants, BANDERA on Michigan Ave. I really do.
It’s worth the big screen, Redbox, Netflix and then a DVD purchase.