'The Theory of Everything' is the film I had been looking forward to the most these past months. I have, of course, the biggest crush on Eddie Redmayne and the fact that he was portraying someone so extraordinary in a film that would show glimpses of a city I have the absolute best memories of (Cambridge, where I lived for a while) - well, it was all I needed to be sold before I'd even seen the trailer. Eddie and Felicity Jones, as Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, both give flawless performances that had me crying quite a bit. I knew, of course, who Stephen Hawking is and I knew about his work and theories but I have to admit that without this film I'd never have known much about his life with his first wife Jane. And while at first I was a bit disappointed to learn the film actually shows very little about Stephen's work, I did not mind at all in the end. This heartbreaking yet heartwarming real life love story made me come out of the theatre feeling strangely uplifted and positively inspired.
At the Golden Globes on Sunday night Eddie took home the Lead Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) award and obviously I'm absolutely thrilled about this. Felicity Jones was up for her role as well but Julianne Moore won in that category for her role in 'Still Alice' (which I have yet to see). However, Felicity can take home the Best Dressed award, if you ask me, as she looked beyond amazing in her classic teal Christian Dior gown. She and Diane Kruger were my favourite looks of this event by far! The film also won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score (by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson).
A must-see. Voor alle Nederlanders: vanaf as donderdag in de bioscoop! Check out the trailer below:
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