There’s a low-key appeal to ‘The Theory of Everything’ (B)

November 13, 2014 10:16 PM

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There’s a low-key appeal to ‘The Theory of Everything’ (B)

Interstellar shouts its ideas about space-time singularity and the power of love into your ear, the better to be heard over its pounding score. The Theory of Everything, the new drama about Stephen and Jane Hawking, takes on similar concepts with a gentle whisper. It nestles into your consciousness with soft lighting and inspiration.

Stephen Hawking, of course, is the author of A Brief History of Time, the book that made theoretical physics popular and accessible for the masses. He’s also a triumph-of-the-will story: Diagnosed with a motor neuron disease as a doctoral candidate at Cambridge and given two years to live, he went o...

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