A straight forward biopic about the brilliant Stephen Hawking. It chronicles his life since about 1963 in Cambridge when he was diagnosed and given 2 years to live until the time he writes A Brief History of Time. We get a very good idea of how important his wife was throughout his life. She was his support, nurse, lover and biggest champion. This takes a huge toll on her of course and I love how their relationship matures, evolves , ends and remains loving. The performance of Eddie Redmayne as Hawking is perfect . He effortlessly portrays Hawking as frail, brilliant and charming even if he has to talk through a computer for half the film.