By Edward Kdonian
The movie chronicles the life of Stephen Hawking starting with his young life at Cambridge University and his first meeting with his future wife Jane. Redmayne manages to capture a fun and playful youth that is undeniably brilliant and even more undeniably Stephen Hawking. The way Redmayne carries himself and moves even before his characters revelation of his illness, is incredible and wholly reminiscent of Hawking. I like many have not been overly exposed to images of Stephen Hawking, and literally none of him "pre-chair" and yet I couldn't help but see the same smile and whimsical intelligence that screams Hawking, while watching Eddie Redmaynes performance.
The sweet and somber love story that goes on between Steven and his wife Jane is as heart warming as it is heart wrenching. The deeply sweet and sour story is punctuated by wonderful bits of humor and Doctor Who references, as well as fascinating moments of scientific insight. The way Hawking maintains his dignity and sense of humor in the face of such a devastating diagnosis is truly inspirational.
For those of you not sure whether or not you are interested in seeing this movie, just do it. The Fact is that this wonderful movie will interest and entertain fans of drama, romance, comedy, and life in general. Grab your tickets as soon as possible and tell me what you think. If you generally don't like it then... well I won't refund your money, but I will apologize profusely.