Review: A drama concerning Charles Darwin’s relationship between his family, his love for his deeply religious wife and also the way he is torn between faith and science.
Director: Jon Amiel
Actors: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry, Martha West, Teresa Churcher, Freya Parks, Jim Carter, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam, Richard Ridings, Ian Mercer, Robert Glenister, Bill Paterson and Catherine Terris
Genre: Biography, Drama and Romance
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would which did surprise me. Paul Bettany and his real-life wife Jennifer Connelly re-team eight years since A Beautiful Mind (2001). A fantastic performance as always by Paul Bettany. I also enjoyed Jennifer Connelly’s part and thought she didn’t overplay her acting. Great to see Toby Jones although only a walk on part. Jon Amiel has done a good job directing the film as it can’t have been an easy film to direct. It is more about ideas and also about the challenges facing a marriage. I enjoyed the script and thought it was well written.