"The Theory of Everything" is both a Stephen Hawking biopic and love story. The film is an adaptation of a novel written by Hawking's first wife, Jane. This film highlights the struggles in Hawking's life caused by him having ALS. His marriage with Jane is troubled very much by the disease, and the more he physically deteriorated the harder the marriage seemed to be. When he was first diagnosed with the disease while in college, he was given only two years to live and he ended up living many years beyond those two. The movie is very inspiring showing that even when the odds are stacked against you, you can still have the strength to accomplish what you want. Eddie Redmayne is phenomenal as Hawking and is 100% deserving of all the awards and accolades he obtained from his performance. Felicity Jones plays Jane Hawking and she does very well also. She is aptly able to convey the range of emotion that Jane surely felt over the course of her 30-year marriage to Stephen. The movie is a bit slow, but it does keep the viewer engaged with dramatic and compelling storylines. The biggest flaw with this film is that it does feel a bit overstretched, and then to compensate the last half of Hawking's life is rushed through in a very brief amount of time. Other than that, this is a fantastic film. James Marsh directed it very well and really helped bring out the best in the actors. Overall I give this film an 7.5/10.