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Beautiful Movies That Will Make You Feel Good: The Theory of Everything

While there are a number of beautiful movies that stay in your heart, there are rarely movies that make you feel upset and happy at the same time. Upset because you feel sad that a person has faced such struggles, happy because of the heart-warming message you learn. One of 2014’s greatest successes, ‘The Theory of Everything’ is one of the most beautiful movies that do both. ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a biographical drama which is directed by James Marsh. It takes a glimpse into the life of world renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking. One of the most beautiful movies of our time, it was adapted from a screenplay inspired by the memoir written by Jane Hawking called ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’. The memoir gave details about Jane Hawking’s relationship with her former husband, his diagnosis and his success in physics. The film stars Eddie Redmayne in title role with Felicity Jones portraying Jane Hawking.

One of the most beautiful movies of our time

The movie begins with an astrophysics student, Stephen Hawking meeting literature student, Jane Wilde and entering a relationship with her. Stephen is excellent in mathematics and physics but he has been unable to select a good topic for his thesis. He accompanies a professor of his to a lecture on black holes which proves to be the inspiration that he needed, and he begins researching his thesis on them. Setbacks occur when his muscles fail resulting in him being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. His doctors speculate that he will die in two years because a cure has not been found for the disease. Although he falls into depression and becomes reclusive, Jane convinces him that he has much to achieve and promises to stay by his side. They marry and have their first son, Robert. Stephen presents his thesis to the examination board where he states that a black hole created the universe through the Big Bang and since it emits heat, in time, it will end in a Big Crunch. While celebrating with Jane and his friends, he loses his ability to walk and starts using a wheelchair.

They have a second child, a daughter named Lucy and Stephen’s theories bring much fame and he becomes a world-renowned physicist. Jane becomes too focused on Stephen who needs constant care and with two children taking her time, she becomes frustrated. Stephen supports her and encourages her to pursue her passion. She meets another man at church choir called Jonathan and he befriends the whole family. While attending an opera performance in Bordeaux, with Jane Stephen falls ill and he is taken to the hospital. The doctors say he has contracted pneumonia and the resulting treatment will render Stephen unable to speak. Stephen uses a spelling board to communicate and soon he receives a computer with a built-in voice synthesizer. It helps him write a book called ‘A Brief History of Time’ which becomes an international best-seller. Stephen is invited to accept an award in the USA, and he goes with his companion/nurse, Elaine. At the lecture, Stephen sees a student drop a pen. He imagines retrieving it but is reminded how his disease has affected. He goes on to give an inspiring speech saying, “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We all are different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.”

Stephen is invited to the Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II and receive his Order of the Companions of Honor. As the film ends, Stephen and Jane though divorced remain close friends and she stands by him through most of his life. Jane marries Jonathan and Stephen marries Elaine. Jane receives her PhD while Stephen declines a knighthood from the Queen, preferring to continue his research with no plans to retire.

Beautiful movies that touch our hearts

“The Theory of Everything”, one of the most beautiful movies of our time follows some of the major events in the life of renowned astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne whom children may be familiar with owing to his portrayal of Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them”, a spin-off of the ‘Harry Potter’ series received much critical acclaim and won an Academy Award for his heart-tugging performance as Stephen Hawking. The film may not be a conventional pot-boiler but is one of the most beautiful movies of our time. It gives us the hope to achieve what we can even if there are obstacles in our way that prevent us from doing so. One of the most beautiful movies from Hollywood, one must never miss out on this fine masterpiece.

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