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
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Simply amazing. The story of Charles Darwin was done so well because you're able to see who he was as a person and also appreciate the work that went into his studies and beliefs. He was never hateful toward the church and wasn't out to prove them wrong. He genuinely believed in himself and his theory and simply wanted to share it. The visuals and directing were also breathtaking. It was sad and he went through a lot of hardships but there's also a lot of happiness hidden there too. Highly recommend it. Bettany and Connelly are wonderful together!