“The Theory of Everything” features strong performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. She cares for him despite his ALS diagnosis and its devastating effects on his life. He is a brilliant physicist, but they make a bit of an odd couple because he doubts her Christian belief in God. He says, “I have a slight problem with the celestial dictatorship premise.” Jane endures a lot as a result of Stephen’s suffering, and her pain will be felt by the audience.
Despite the good performances and the realistic look into suffering and the human spirit’s ability to bounce back, the film features the infidelity of a married couple and we are prevented from awarding “The Theory of Everything” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.