The Man Who Knew Infinity
Written and directed by Matt Brown. Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, and Toby Jones
Maybe it was just me, but I could not care less for The Theory of Everything. I don’t know what it was about the movie, and I know Eddie Redmayne’s performance brought him home an Oscar…but there was just something about it that felt artificial. I bring up The Theory of Everything since our next movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, appears to follow the same formula as the Stephen Hawking biopic. The difference, at least for me, is I find myself interested and intrigued by this story. Starring Dev Patel, The Man Who Knew Infinity follows Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematician who after growing up poor in India, earns admittance into Cambridge University during the years of World War I. I can’t say why this movie in particularly speaks to me, but I already know it’s a movie I want to see do well.