Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Theory of Everything"

Review Summary: Ann and Les agree that what makes "The Theory of Everything" so wonderful is the performance of the two stars, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

Plot: This is the true story of famous physicist Stephen Hawking, his battle with motor neuron disease, and his relationship with his wife. Runtime 123 minutes.

Director: James Marsh

Writer: Anthony McCarten

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior

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