Source : IMDB
Director: Jon Amiel
Writers: John Collee and Jon Amiel (screen story; screenplay), Randal Keynes
Cast: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly
Summary: English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work.
Forget the old men with the grey bear, with some tired expression. No, it's nothing like that. But it's not about it's Beagle voyage either. Actually, it's not even about it's life. It's only about a part of his life: when he was writing "The Origin of Species". Paul Bettany, did a great job representing the father of the evolution theory.
Charles, lived in an very dificult time to it's mind. The Church was the ultimate law. And he loved too much he's lovely wife, which was also a religious women. So, the movie it's a trip between some moments of his life were we can see so well the battle between science and church. The choice between it's ideals, beliefs, and being shunned by society, he and all the family.
His familiar life, it's a well denoted aspect on this movie. The love that he had for his childrens and the only that was like him, as in health as in curiosity, had a terrible fate. So what we see it's not a science documentary, relayed on how he arrived to the theory, but an movie about his human side, and the decision to follow the truth he believed, spite everything else.
It's a touching movie, and not only for biologists! Trust me, many people I know have seen and loved the movie.
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