THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (12A, SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE, FROM TOMORROW)
British star Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) has just snagged a Screen Actors GuildBest Actor Award (a great yardstick for the Oscars) for his sensational turn as renowned astrophysicist – and one of the world’s greatest minds – Stephen Hawking, in this highly-regarded biopic-cum-love story.
This four-star (bordering on five-star) drama, reviewed on these very pages a few weeks ago, is based on the life of Hawking – who received the devastating news that he had motor neurone disease at the young age of 21 – via his wife Jane’s memoirs.
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.
This is simply must-see fare – if just for Redmayne’s lauded performance alone – as the British actor (who has already notched a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama) battles it out with the equally impressive Michael Keaton (for his performance in Birdman) for Best Actor at the Oscars.
If you haven’t seen this yet, then get to the South Holland Centre.
There are multiple screenings from tomorrow (Friday) until next Thursday.