I had the chance to attend an advance screening of a new movie set to open this weekend. “The Theory of Everything” is the life story of physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. It is a tribute to Hawking’s determination to persevere despite being paralyzed (he has ALS), his wife’s courage in accepting and accommodating his handicaps, and an intimate look at the tender love between them. He had already received the diagnosis of his disease at the time they fell in love as college students, but she went ahead and married him anyway. The film explores how their feelings change over time.
We need more stories of patience and love in the face of adversity. “Theory” is beautifully acted by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones– watch the trailer here.