Boundaries! The boundaries of the Universe; the boundaries of Love; the boundaries of the Human Spirit; these are a few of the boundaries addressed in Anthony McCarten’s screenplay for A Theory of Everything, based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.
Not since Daniel Day-Lewis took on the story of Christy Brown in his Academy Award winning Best Actor performance in My Left Foot has an actor faced the complexity Eddie Redmayne performed in this story of the difficulties overcome by Stephen Hawking during his lifetime. Will he win as well? I don’t know, “it’s a mystery.” Michael Keaton’s performance in Birdman was also extraordinary.
by Skip Conover