‘The Theory of Everything:’ The Ballad of Stephen and Jane (Our grade: B+)

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Felicity Jones, left, stars as Jane Wilde and Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.' Liam Daniel/Focus Features/MCT
Felicity Jones, left, stars as Jane Wilde and Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.' Liam Daniel/Focus Features/MCT

Felicity Jones, left, stars as Jane Wilde and Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything.’ Liam Daniel/Focus Features/MCT

Most of us know Stephen Hawking as a physically desiccated genius; his body, ravaged by a version of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, seems a mere vector for one of the great physics minds of his age.

Directed by James Marsh, the biopic “The Theory of Everything” reminds us that Hawking was once a vibrant, able-bodied young man who careened around early ’60s Cambridge on his bicycle.

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