I love Charles Darwin and was blown away by this whole film especially how well Paul Bettany played such a complex character. The story is more about the emotional ordeals he went through whilst diciding weather to publish The Origin Of Species and spends more time on his family problems especially his eldest daughter, Annie, who died at childhood. Practically everyone knows about the story of evolution and how Darwin worked it out which is why, i think, the film is more based on private things during his time writing and theorising like the death of his daughter. It shows his Psychological and Physical troubles he went through trying to decide weather to show the world his theory which could have 'killed God'. The acting all through this film is wonderful. The relationship between Paul Bettany (Charles Darwin) and Jennifer Connelly (Emma Darwin) is brilliant as the two actors are married so they really bring out the love in these two characters.
Great Film. Very emotional, expect to cry in many places. Possibly not for everyone tastes based on the other reviews below but brilliantly acted, directed and written. A complete must see for any Darwin Fans. Five Stars.