Snoogans - wrote on 12/14/14
'Theory of Everything' is a genre exercise that hits all the beats, but does so in a more dignified way. It's made to be purposefully touching, and it succeeds though purity. The film presents these characters, situations, and dialogue with a bit more class than the usual offering. Even if you know, or can tell, where the story will lead, it's still easy to get wrapped up in the moment. The actors give heartbreaking and inspiring performances that feel grounded. There's delicate beauty in the way Hawking's relationships and struggles with his disease are portrayed. I found it moving.