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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding lead performance - Good Movie

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    This movie is adapted from Stephen Hawking's ex-wife's book on her life with this extraordinary man and of course has her personal point of view so it will favor her and her sacrifices. That said, it is a good story of a wife who stands by her remarkable and brilliant husband through the difficulties of a devastating and "terminal" disease. For a man who was diagnosed to die at 23 he is still with us at 71, albeit in a body ravaged body. This is a MUST see and MUST buy movie!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Brief History of Time

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    This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of "time". Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal Purchase

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    The film aside, this is exactly what I want in a purchase. A movie that contains a DVD, a Blu-Ray, AND a Digital copy. I wish they were all like this. I have most of my movies on iTunes, which makes things super convenient, but the narcissist in me misses a bookshelf of movies I can brag about and the paranoid in me worries that something will happen with iTunes that will render my movies unwatchable or something. Oh, and the movie itself is good, too.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    This is truly an inspirational movie about the life of Stephen Hawking. He defied so many obstacles to live a full life by getting married, having children, and most of all, contributing so much to mankind despite his physical limitations. It’s amazing that he refused to let his illness deter him from his many accomplishments. His death is a real loss for mankind.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised.

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    I did not see this movie when it was released in the theaters but my wife and 17 year-old daughter did and they loved it. When I was able to pick this up at Best Buy for $4.99 I bought it and watched it with my daughter. Of course the Blu-ray picture was beautiful and I really didn't know the Stephen Hawking story until I watched the movie. Very well done.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    stunning portrayal

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    This film is all about showing the human side of this great scientist at all stages of his life, starting in college. The acting performance by Eddie Redmayne as Hawking is truly remarkable as he completely and accurately captures Hawking's facial expressions. There is very little discussion of the science behind his theories, but that wasn't the point of this film. The film does a great job of showing the love story between Stephen and his wife and how as his disease progressed, it took a toll on their marriage. The film moves at a good pace which helps keep you engaged. I highly recommend this film if you want to learn about the human drama surrounding this man's life.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A very touching film.

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    Interesting to see a true story romance that works and yet doesn't "end happily" due to real life events. Eddie Redmayne hasn't been on my rader until now and here, he's terrific. Probably the 2nd best performance I've seen from 2014 so far after Jake Gylenhaal in Nightcrawler, keeping in mind I still have a lot to see. The film and the role are sooooo Oscar bait-y, but both the movie and Redmayne are able to rise above its obvious manipulative appeal. I've been a huge fan of Felicity Jones since Like Crazy, and I hope this is finally her opportunity to be a big star as I think she deserves. The only real criticism I have is the obligatory athiesm vs. god/ science vs. god debate that has no real place and of course lets "faith" win the "argument."

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent story about today’s Einstein

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    This movie was truly great, not just the story of Hawkins, but a nice education in the sciences he was most involved in. The visual quality of the BlueRay was superb, and the digital redemption code that was included, put a copy of it right into my iTunes library. Recommended.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A story of triumph amid tragedy.

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    Eddie Redmayne is so believable that you forget that he's acting. The story line reveals the personal struggles Stephen Hawking, a public figure. This is a love story, a coming of age story, an underdog story, a tragedy. This movie helps you see the courage Hawking had in the face of his disability.

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  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good disc/meandering flick

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    'The Theory of Everything' leaves out the theory and emphasizes everything else. It is the type of Stephen Hawking movie that most people would probably prefer to see, but that doesn't mean it's the film that should have been made. It glosses over the seedier and more intriguing parts of Hawking's life, to focus on elements of romance, struggle, triumph, and heartbreak contained within his marriage to his first wife. His womanizing and extramarital affairs are hinted at, and then skipped over. There's almost no time spent on his theories, how he constructed and formulated them, or the impact that they had on intellectual enlightenment, or the scholars of his generation. By taking this route, the filmmakers left a better and more interesting film on the table. I couldn't help thinking that if they would have used the components that they deliberately left out, and directed their attention to the grittier aspects of his life, the result would have been a Stephen Hawking film to behold. As it stands, we are forced to settle for a merely good piece of Oscar bait. The problem with that is nearly every scene in the film feels like it was shot with the intention of being used in an Oscar campaign. In spite of this, Eddie Redmayne is excellent as Hawking. He does some truly agonizing work, in the best possible sense. He is certainly deserving of his Oscar nomination and all of the accolades coming his way. However, it feels like every one of his movements and actions were meticulously calculated for maximum possible affect. It's astonishing work, to be sure, just a bit too premeditated. Felicity Jones is spectacular, in a far less showy role. If you desire a pleasant little Stephen Hawking bio-pic that is full of niceties, melodrama, and sentimentality, you'll find 'The Theory of Everything' perfectly suitable. If you would rather see something daring and insightful, you may have to wait a very long time.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Great movie that tells the story of an amazing man, Stephen Hawking. Wonderful acting as well.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Little overrated

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    Theory of Everything is about Stephen Hawkins. When it comes to the film, considering it was supposed to be a biogrpahical/historically based film, it was highly overrated. It was an inaccurate account of Hawking's life that looked more like Hollywood flattery than a true biofilm. Great acting. Great writing. But it doesn't matter if it's hyperbolic legendry of a far more perplexing story. The docu-film Hawking was far more accurate, while being equally entertaining in its cinematics.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love story of Stephen Hawking

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    The love story of Jane and Stephen Hawking. Steven Hawking was scientist who discovered many things through his life while dealing with a crippling disease. Ed Redmane was outstanding portraying Stephen and is nominated for a oscar for his betrayal. A must see oscar film!

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Acting but not fulfilling

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    First of all, this is a story that depicts the life and relationship of his first marriage. It is based on a true event and hence cannot change. The acting and choreography of this movie is superb. However, after watching this movie, my feelings were not fulfilling. It would have been a greater (fiction) story line should the first marriage had some fidelity. Cheating on someone and yet saying "Love" is contradictory, at least from my opinion. Other than the after effect, this is a good movie to watch but not to collect.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Stephen Hawking Genius

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    Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones beautifully portray loving partners in the true life journey of Hawking physical degredation and mental genius growth . The true love and dedication by Jones character .

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

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    Amazing story and amazing acting. I've always admired Hawking but it's great to get to see a bit of insight into the man and the family. Eddie's portrayal of him is just ridiculous. He's able to be an amazing actor while showing the pain and effects of the disease.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film on Hawking's life

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    Hawkings is one of the most significant minds of his time. This film portrays his struggles with the horrible disease that imprisoned his body at a very young age and shows how despite this grave tragedy he is still able to communicate his genius to the rest of the world through the help and aid of his wife. And, to have 3 children and help raise them which is a miracle under the circumstances of his existence.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    A must have about a real life genius who changed a lot

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    THeory of EVerything Blu-Ray Combo

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    This was a PHENOMENAL movie! That said, I don't usually buy movies that aren't action or anime right away when they are released. That said I did wait for this one as well...but it does have the digital HD & iTunes as well as the Blu-Ray, which makes it just a phenomenal deal! Eddie Redmayne was incredible in this flick, and it was nice to see Felicity be able to shine as well!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!!!!!

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    This is a great movie. It has a story line that offers you a inside view of what sometimes life can take you through and how you can survive it even when it seems almost impossible. It offers a view from both the care giver as well as the person getting the help. What an awesome movie!!! And with an added twist at the end of the movie that leaves you with a feeling of true love for your family.

    I would recommend this to a friend