Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
Real-life spouses Connelly and Bettany play real-life spouses Charles and Emma Darwin in this biopic, which, sentimental as it may be, still finds time to provoke some thoughts.
Charles is trying to make sense of the findings from his Galapagos trip, while also struggling to come to terms with his own belief system, the views of his devoutly-religious wife, and his bereavement following the loss of his cherished daughter.
An interesting one for a married couple to take on, this was far from a vanity project or a sickly love-in. While not entirely convincing as a comprehensive portrait of the bearded legend who graces the back of your ten pound notes,
was still a solid attempt at humanising the man behind the theories.
The Bettany-Connellys do a decent, rounded approximation of a real marriage, encompassing some furious rows, and tender, familial moments.