I hesitate to call this new Stephen Hawking biopic a tear-jerker, but I am willing to bet that a few tears will be shed at each viewing despite the movie's overall inspirational theme and intent.
All of us, I imagine, when we think of Stephen Hawking visualize him in his wheel chair, slumped over and dependent upon his speaking-device to communicate with the rest of the world. His is the story of a remarkable man who possesses one of the finest minds the world has ever seen, a mind trapped inside a near-helpless body. But equally true is that his wife is an equally remarkable woman. This is their story.
The Theory of Everything is a look at what Hawking was like as a young man, how he and his wife found each other, and how much they have accomplished together since then.
(Movie opens November 17)