MOVIE PREVIEW: Amazing Stephen Hawking biopic is also a love story

The Theory of Everything ANL-141230-103124001
The Theory of Everything ANL-141230-103124001
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The other film opening the New Year in impressive fashion is the nearly equally well-received biopic-cum-love story based on the life of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking – who is given the devastating news that he had motor neurone disease at the young age of 21.

British star Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) won’t be taking on Keaton for the Best Actor award at the Globes (but they’ll probably battle it out at the Oscars) – as he’s been nominated in the separate Best Actor in a Drama category – with this lauded performance as one of the world’s greatest minds.

This drama chronicles his love story with fellow Cambridge University student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) as they overcome impossible odds in face of adversity – and still manage to break new ground in medicine and science in the process.