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Creation

Charles Darwin is remembered as the father of the theory of evolution. But this dramatization of his life looks at the naturalist (played by Paul Bettany) as a father who has lost a child (Martha West), and a husband who is in danger of losing his wife (Jennifer Connelly) as he formulates his controversial manuscript, The Origin of Species. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 22 Jan 2010
Video Release: 29 Jun 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Charles Darwin published his theories in the book On the Origin of the Species in 1859. Have any of these theories been proven absolutely? What makes it difficult to do so? Are religious beliefs equally challenging to substantiate?

What impacts can differing religious and ideological beliefs have on marriage or family relationships? How are those depicted in this story?

While this film appears to focus on the negative aspects of religion, what good things do religious communities accomplish? What contributions has science made to the advancement of mankind’s knowledge? Are religion and science always on opposite sides of an argument? Are there areas where they can agree?

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