Creation [DVD] [2009]

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary with director John Amiel
  • "The Battle for Charles Darwin" - making-of documentary
  • "Debating Darwin" - 3 featurettes
  • "Digging Deeper into Darwin" - 7 featurettes
  • "Pollard on Film: Creation" featurette
  • Closed Captioned


Actor Paul Bettany and his real-life wife, Jennifer Connelly, star as controversial English scientist Charles Darwin and his wife, Emily, in this biopic adapted from Randal Keynes' book Annie's Box, which tells the story of Darwin's struggle to reconcile his religious views following the death of his beloved daughter, Annie. John Collee adapts Keynes' revelatory tome (Keynes is Darwin's great-great grandson) for director Jon Amiel. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Bettany
    Paul Bettany - Charles Darwin
  • Jennifer Connelly
    Jennifer Connelly - Emma Darwin
  • Jeremy Northam
    Jeremy Northam - Reverend Innes
  • Toby Jones
    Toby Jones - Thomas Huxley
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Joseph Hooker

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, fact based drama.

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    Creation is one of the finest biopics I've seen in recent years. It's based on the life of Charles Darwin and the personal struggles with which he dealt as he made his journey to the release of his landmark book, "On The Origin of Species", the seminal study which cemented him as one of the greatest figures in modern human history. Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly are stunningly honest and exposed in their character depictions of Darwin and his devoted but religious wife. It's the story of loss, grief and courage in the face of personal and social risk. Anyone who watches this film cannot be unaffected by the struggles and courage portrayed by Bettany and Connelly. The direction, acting, and screenplay are top notch, and I wonder why it didn't command more attention from the Hollywood elite. Perhaps the powers that be lack the courage to recognize a film that may be considered too controversial. I was permanently moved by this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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