Friday, January 30, 2015

The Theory of Everything

Continuing our quest to see of all the Oscar nominated films, Sharon and I went to see The Theory of Everything at the Century 14 Theaters on Arden. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and his first wife. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Redmayne and Best Actress for Jones.

I was frankly surprised by the movie. I expected a film about the arc of Hawking's career and his accomplishments. Instead, the movie was really about his relationship and marriage to Jane Wilde.

Of the six films that were nominated for best picture that we have seen so far, this is towards the bottom of my list. It is not as good as Imitation Game, Birdman, Whiplash or Boyhood. Although Redmayne won a Golden Globe for his performance in the movie, I don't believe that he will win the Oscar for best actor.

After the movie, we went to dinner at Seasons 52 at the Arden Fair Mall.

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