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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Report Card----"The Theory Of Everything."

This is the one about Dr. Stephen Hawking, whom I admit I didn't know that much about.
It was mostly about the relationship between him and his wife.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

Not nearly enough.

Compelling even?


Is it controversial?

Not in the slightest.

Is it a story worth telling?

Maybe there was a story in him, but this wasn't it.

Is it good storytelling?

It concentrated on the rather soap-opera-ish "Do they love each other enough to stay together?" tale, rather than on his work, which I wanted to hear more about.
I guess I wanted it to be more like "A Beautiful Mind"---a much better movie.

Is it well written?

Nothing stands out.

Is it well cast? Well played?

The guy playing Hawking looked like him, and I guess sounded like him.
He certainly didn't make himself easy to watch.
Other than that, I got nuthin'.

Well shot?

I'll give them that.

Is it too long? Too short?

Way too long.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

Yes, and no.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

Not predictable,and it surprises me, but I blame my ignorance for that.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?


Is it funny?

Almost never.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

It wouldn't, and it isn't.

Is it impressive ?

Not to me.

Overall grade: C.

Another one of those "Let's see if we can rack up awards for nobility."


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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."