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Rated PG-13 · 108 minutes · 2009

Biography, Drama
Charles Darwin did not write The Origin of Species in a vacuum. He first hit on his idea of evolutionary theory more than 20 years before he published the book that changed science forever. The delay had as much to do with reconciling his ideas with faith—his wife remained devout, while Darwin could no longer justify anything said to be “God’s plan”—as it did with fleshing out his ideas more fully. Creation (a funny name for a movie about the father of evolution) fills in those gaps in the scientist’s fossil record, charting Darwin (Paul Bettany) through the best and worst years of his life, which just so happened to coincide. A bit stuffy and not as singularly focused as it should be, Creation is competent and effective, but not supremely engaging. Bettany is up to his usual standards, but his real-life wife, Jennifer Connelly, steals his thunder as Darwin’s long-suffering bride.
Official Site: www.creationthemovie.com
Director: Jon Amiel
Producer: Jeremy Thomas, Peter Watson, Christina Yao, Janice Eymann, Jamie Laurenson and David M. Thompson
Cast: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martha West, Jim Carter, Teresa Churcher and Harrison Sansostri

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Colorado Springs Independent Science friction This gentle movie — it's downright unassuming, considering his impact — is about Darwin the man, and by extrapolation, about science as a human endeavor. by MaryAnn Johanson 03/04/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Alice in Wonderland, Brooklyn's Finest, Creation and more. 03/04/2010

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