Creation (UK; 108 min.)

directed by: Jon Amiel
starring: Paul Bettany; Jennifer Connelly; Jeremy Northam; Toby Jones; Zak Davies; Martha West
Thom says: "How this film opened TIFF is beyond all understanding for it failed on so many levels. There really wasn’t even much pleasure in seeing Bettany play against his real life wife Connelly as Charles Darwin & his wife Emma. Because Darwin with his The Origin of the Species became one of the greatest thinkers in world history I was expecting to see an intelligent treatise on his role in modern thought, but instead we get a weepy family drama that does nothing towards explaining the man & the myth. Gorgeous production values ads little to the appeal of the film. Terrific Toby Jones has a completely wasted part. 2 cats "