'Theory's moving portrait of Hawking ends too soon

November 6, 2014 7:32 PM

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'Theory's moving portrait of Hawking ends too soon

In The Theory of Everything (*** out of four; rated PG-13; opens Friday in select cities), Eddie Redmayne does a superb job of bringing astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to life, from his days as a college student through middle age.

In framing the film in the context of the love story between Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), director James Marsh takes a complicated persona and reveals a range of dimensions. The result is an engaging biopic that is often quite moving.

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