The Theory of Everything is fine. The Stephen Hawking biopic is handsomely mounted, well acted, and inspirational in exactly the ways you’d expect — and that’s its problem. Between the warmly nostalgia-tinged photography, the mounting adversity, the impressively physical leading performance, and (so help me God) home movie montages, it may as well be titled Inspirational Dramatic Biopic. There’s nothing remotely offensive about it, and no real gaping flaws to speak of; it’s fine. Predictably, maddeningly fine.
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