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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:

£10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,073, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$340,611
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgwood. They had ten children together. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander, from "Hymns for Little Children" (1838)
Sung by Jeremy Northam and congregation in church
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MIsunderstood & Ignorantly Viewed
20 July 2011 | by graham_dahlke333See all my reviews

Bettanny & Connelly beautifully act out this biopic on Charles Darwin. The movie focuses on Darwin's personal life and how it was effected by his scientific endeavours. I believe many viewers watched this movie with a pessimistic mindset (maybe brought on by their own religious beliefs). Some, I believe, were offended by any mention of evolution. However, this movie does not attempt to argue for or against religion in any way! Instead it centers around the inner battle of a brilliant man, who's ideas were revolutionary and scorned.

The movie gives a unique perspective into the life of Charles Darwin, and allows one to appreciate his works and convictions. This film is definitely worth seeing. The cinematography is well done, it is historically accurate, and the performances are sound.

For one who wants to understand the man behind the theories, it is great! But you must see it, optimistically, as a focus on the MAN and not his theories.


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