How he saw the world changed it forever
See the family resemblance?
This BBC-backed film takes a look at how Darwin's ''On the Origin of the Species'' came to be written. It focuses more on Darwin the man than Darwin the scientist, showing the immense personal sacrifices he made to get his book published. It led to conflict with his religious wife, which was compounded by his ill health and the loss of his favourite daughter. The book went on to change the way we view the world.
106 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 13 Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit
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Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany , Jeremy Northam, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Jim Carter
Jon Amiel Screenplay John Collee, from the biography by Randal Keynes Music Christopher Young Cinematography Jess Hall Editing Melanie Oliver Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Recorded Pictures Company, Ocean Pictures, BBC Films, UK Film Council
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Drama, biography
Language Mild, infrequent, no impact
Nudity Brief, infrequent,non-sexual, no close-ups, semi-naked
Violence Some psychological brief threat and menace, infrequent
Prejudice Some racial prejudice in historical context, brief, infrequent
Blasphemy Some in scientifici and religious arguments in the theory of education
Drug abuse Brief alcohol, no impact
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Diane de Beer 10
Die Burger Mariana Malan 15
Cape Times Betsy Sharkey 5 International Media
Box Office (USA) Barbara Goslawski 5
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 15
eye Weekly (Canada) Kieran Grant 5
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 10
Metacritic.com 28 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com 93 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 9
IMDB 2471 Netizens 13
Average .. 49% 10
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