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Creation (2009)

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Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.

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Jon Amiel

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John Collee (screenplay), Jon Amiel (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Charles Darwin
Ian Kelly Ian Kelly ... Captain Fitzroy
Guy Henry ... Technician
Martha West ... Annie Darwin
Anabolena Rodriguez Anabolena Rodriguez ... Fuegia Basket
Paul Campbell Paul Campbell ... Boat Memory
Zak Davies Zak Davies ... Jemmy Button
Teresa Churcher ... Mrs. Davies
Jennifer Connelly ... Emma Darwin
Freya Parks ... Etty Darwin
Jim Carter ... Parslow
Christopher Dunkin Christopher Dunkin ... George Darwin
Gene Goodman Gene Goodman ... Franky Darwin
Harrison Sansostri Harrison Sansostri ... Lenny Darwin
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Joseph Hooker
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Storyline

What happens when a world-renowned scientist, crushed by the loss of his eldest daughter, formulates a theory in conflict with religious dogma? This is the story of Charles Darwin and his master-work "The Origin of Species". It tells of a global revolution played out within the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most dangerous idea in history; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child. Written by JC

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How he saw the world changed it forever


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Rated PG-13 for some intense thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Charles Darwin Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,073, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$341,323

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$896,298
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although actor Toby Jones was advertised as a supporting role, and is frequently shown in the trailer, he is in the movie for less than fifteen minutes in one scene. See more »

Goofs

The epilogue states "He was buried with full Christian honours, in Westminister Abbey." This should read "Westminster Abbey." See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Charles Darwin: Suppose the whole world stopped believing that God had any sort of plan for us?
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Dedicated to the memory of ... & all those whose lives have been devastated by chronic post-infection diseases. See more »

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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.71 (2010) See more »

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Étude Op. 25, No. 11, Winter Wind
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Elena Nalimova
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"Slow Yet Beautiful and Faithful"
27 February 2011 | by kimi_layercakeSee all my reviews

"Creation" is a partly biographical, partly fictionalized account of Charles Darwin's relationship with his eldest daughter, Annie and his wife Emma as he struggles to write On the Origin of Species. It is based on real-life letters and documents of the Darwin family. Hence, the movie delves very deep into the life of Darwin.

Cast wise, I can't complain. Paul Bettany delivers in what is an award winning performance as Charles Darwin. His dialogue delivery, costume, posture, expressions etc gives us clear insight into the kind of dedication and authenticity that has been incorporated into the movie. Jennifer Connelly as Darwin's wife Emma depicts the internal conflicts going on in her mind owing to his controversial book and daughter's death is a splendid way. Rest are very notable in their role.

"Creation" is a bit slow, but that's very important to understand the turmoil and mental instability and social burden endowed by Charles Darwin into writing his revolutionary yet controversial book during his times. The manner in which Charles Darwin struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work is pictured and acted wonderfully. The Cinematography is beautiful and the Soundtrack by Christopher Young truly deserves more recognition.

Overall, "Creation" is a very good biographical movie. It moves slowly through the entire spectrum of Darwin's life. It's a slow,but beautiful and faithful bio drama. A must Watch.

My Verdict : 7/10


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