Black holes? Singularities? Unitarity? Some might wonder why the public should care about the esoteric, abstract work of Stephen Hawking. None of it will build a better toaster, after all. But Hawking’s work continues to drive physics at the very forefront — and ultimately may push us toward a theory that describes the very origin of our universe.
There are no significant revelations, but maybe that’s the beauty of James Marsh’s biopic about Stephen Hawking: The Theory of Everything isn’t looking for answers to the universe.