Running out of new releases? Watch ‘The Theory of Everything’ with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

If you’ve exhausted your list of Covid new releases, spend an evening watching Eddie Redmayne’s excellent performance as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” The 2014 film tells the story of Hawking and his wife Jane, played by Felicity Jones, as he battles motor neuron disease, better known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and makes history in the world of physics.

The movie beautifully tells the story of Hawking’s amazing life. The cast portrays so much hardship and struggle as well as triumph in an incredible way. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jones, with Redmayne winning the top award for Best Actor.

The movie was deep and moving, making it a must watch.

Hawking was a PhD student at Cambridge University in 1962 when he first met his wife, Jane Wilde.

After many bad falls, Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, and his life forever changed. He was given a life expectancy of two years.

Nevertheless, Hawking and his wife decided to make the most of their time together, get married and start a family.

Hawking comes up with the theory that black holes emit enough radiation and could eventually disappear. He also wanted to, “Prove that with a single equation, time had a beginning.” This was what he searched for his entire life: the theory of everything.

Over time, his condition grew more and more serious. He was confined to a wheelchair and eventually needed to get a tube inserted in his throat to help him breathe. It made him unable to speak. As technology advanced, he was able to equip his wheelchair with a device that he could click in a way to form words.

He used this machine to write an entire book about the universe called A Brief History of Time, which sold over 1o million copies worldwide.