'The Theory of Everything' - Movie Review

We all know the story - or at least all the geeks do. The greatest scientific mind in the history of the world, trapped in a body incapacitated by Motor Neurone Disease, given two years to live in the 1960s. Of course you probably know how that plays out: it's 2015, Hawking is 73 and still working. Rather than tackling Hawking's own rather esoteric works, this movie is a version of his first wife Jane's book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. I'm not usually a huge fan of Eddie Redmayne - he's a weird-looking dude, but he's a damn fine actor when he's working at it, and does a superb job here. The story is both heart-breaking and triumphal as his body stops working and he becomes one of the most famous people in the world - and eventually his marriage fails (that part I didn't know). Definitely worth a watch if you have any interest in the man at all.