"Do you not care that you and I may be separated for all eternity?
That one line drives the emotion behind this biopic film about Charles Darwin. Emma Darwin played by the lovely and excellent Jennifer Connelly, projects this hard hitting line to Charles(Paul Bettany) during one of their many struggles and arguments. Creation revolves around Charles Darwin during the time of his construction of, the uber-famous: The Origin of Species. Darwin struggles with coping the loss of his eldest daughter and it shatters his belief in God or a "god". He continues to conflict with his dearest wife Emma, who does not wish Darwin to produce such a book. Emma is a Christian or Catholic(whatever you can derive from the film) and constantly wants Charles to repent and turn back to God, in most loving way possible...most of the time.
Director Jon Amiel does a splendid job of making this film memorable. Scenes flow into each other quite well and for such a film keep you wondering how the next scene will pan it out. This film has surprising visuals and some of the high speed camera and realistic "food-chain" sequences capture the films emotion, gripping the viewer. I honestly wasn't expecting anything of the sort, but I must give Jon props for his direction of the film.
Paul Bettany..wow he was the best part of the film. I was looking for wife Mrs. Connelly to take the prize, however Bettany dominates with no flaws. Scenes jumping from past to present explode with different and rather difficult emotions most actors wish they could dream of pulling off. One line he seems insane and in the next sad or happy. When talking about his daughter's death, it's quite sad and even got me "teary-eyed" in some scenes. Paul was brilliant and deserves an award for this film. His performance was worthy of an Oscar nomination.
Creation deserves to be viewed and is quite under the radar and underrated. I'd advise this film to those loyal of Bettany and drama films in general. The scenes are magnificent, visually excellent and leaves you with the feeling of "Wow that was a sweet film!"