My friends and I recently watched the film, The Theory of Everything. It's about the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his first wife, Jane Wilde Hawking (Felicity Jones).
Stephen and Jane met as students at Cambridge in the 1960s. Stephen was soon diagnosed with motor neuron disease, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and given two years to live. Despite his dire prognosis and progressively debilitating disease, Stephen and Jane were married and remained together for more than twenty-five years. They have three children.
The movie is based on Jane Hawking's book, Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. Like the book, the movie focuses on the personal side of Jane and Stephen's life together, and the heavy toll his disease has taken on both of them.
Stephen Hawking is sometimes referred to as the Einstein of our time. He has written several books, including the huge bestseller, A Brief History of Time.
Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen. It truly is a remarkable performance.
Lilly Faye: Frank, please tell our readers what you made for our movie night dinner.
Mr. Frank: Since The Theory of Everything is a very English movie, I served baked cod with chips and roasted sprouts.
Alfie Cat: Your cod really hit the spot, Frank.
Dizzie: Your chips were almost as good as my old man's. And we got to eat outside, which makes everything taste even better!
Lilly Faye: I loved your roasted sprouts, Frank. Nobody else's sprouts are as sweet as yours.
Mr. Frank: Aww, thanks, Doll.
Lilly Faye: Now in his seventies, Stephen Hawking is still working in theoretical physics. He has recently warned of the potential threat of artificial intelligence, and the possibility of robots taking over the world.
Dizzie: If Hawking is right, robots could take over the blog and put us out of work, Boss!
Lilly Faye: But they wouldn't be as cute as us, Diz!
You can see the official movie trailer here: The Theory of Everything
Time to rate the movie, boys!
Dizzie: Two Paws Up! I'm not sure, but I think I might have learned something.
Alfie Cat: Two Paws Up!
Mr. Frank: Two Paws Up!
Lilly Faye: It's unanimous! Two Paws Up!
The Theory of Everything is a fascinating look at a difficult marriage, and Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking is truly amazing. I recommend seeing this one!