|Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, David Thewlis & others. James Marsh, director|
(Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner) This look at the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, garnered Eddie Redmayne the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor in 2015, while Felicity Jones was nominated as Best Actress. In his 20s, while still a graduate student at Cambridge, Hawking learns that he has a motor neuron disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) and is given two years to live. Instead, the pair has three children, and are married for 30 years—a life fraught with incredible challenges, but also triumphs of the heart and mind for both spouses.
"A film to leave you reeling but cheered, too. It's about battling love, as well as illness. A universal story, extracted from a unique one."—The Guardian
"Less a cerebral experience than a stirring and bittersweet love story, inflected with tasteful good humor."—Variety