The love life of famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the focus of The Theory Of Everything, a warm and beautifully acted, yet unfortunately dilute biopic. In the 1960s, Stephen (Eddie Redmayne) meets and falls in love with arts student Jane (Felicity Jones). Over the marriage that follows, both Stephen and Jane must deal with Stephen’s increasing disability while trying to hold onto a semblance of normality. Even if the film itself, which is only ever serviceable, struggles to define itself, the same can’t be said for the performances. Redmayne is simply tremendous as Stephen Hawking, his realisation of both the man’s personality and struggle as realistic as can be. Jones matches him in terms of her screen presence, even if the material isn’t there to back her efforts up. Anthony McCarten’s screenplay paints a much too rosy picture of a marriage that was evidently cloaked in pain and hardship, unravelling in such a predictable manner that leaves the film lacking in both insight and depth. Still, The Theory Of Everything is ever-watchable thanks its eye-catching demeanour and skilled cast. But you can’t help but expect more.