By Suzanne A. Marshall from the April 2015 Edition
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
Director: James Marsh
This is a remarkable story about the relationship between Stephen Hawking, his wife Jane and to some degree his family and friends. Mostly, it’s a romantic ‘take’ of their real life behind the scenes and one can only admire the tenacity of Jane through many long years of struggle. The story emphasizes how much more there was and still is to the survival and accomplishments of the famous physicist who battles a debilitating disease called Motor Neuron Disease (ALS). The movie has an appealing reality to it in that the cinematography is soft and luscious, reminiscent of the type of film used in the sixties and seventies as opposed to the sharper digital techniques of today.
The art direction completely captures the early years of this story in England through costuming, locations and sets. The roles played by Redmayne and Jones are superb and they justly deserve the awards and nominations garnered for the movie. Eddie Redmayne won for Best Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards and Felicity Jones was nominated for her role as well. The movie was nominated for a total of five Academy Awards and too many other organizations to list.
IMDB rated this movie as 7.8/10 based on 135,000 viewers thus far.
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Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.
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