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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 21, 2009 | Comments ()


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You folks heard about Creation, the film about the creation of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, starring Paul Bettany and real-life wife Jennifer Connelly? No? Well, of course you haven't. You live in America, and here, Darwin is the goddamn devil.

Creation, which played to decidedly mixed-to-bad reviews at TIFF this past week, opens in Britain this week. But not in America. It hasn't found an American distributor, yet. Why? Because only 39 percent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.

Are you fucking serious? You have got to be shitting me. Right? Right?

Nope. Totally true.

When my high school biology teacher, 15 years ago, nearly got fired every single year for teaching evolution, I thought it was just a Bible Belt thing. Apparently, it was an American thing.

Anyway, the movie explores Darwin's crisis of faith, as he was writing On the Origin of Species. Darwin's wife (Jennifer Connelly) was a devout Christian. And while Darwin may have lost his faith in the end, his wife supposedly finds a way to blend her faith with science. My guess is that her resolution won't sit very well with American filmgoers, who prefer black and white (although, mostly white) and never shades of grey when it comes to religion. It's much easier to demonize Darwin as a heathenistic non-believer.

Here's the trailer. It does look dull to treacly, so maybe that's the real reason why it hasn't gotten American distribution.

Nah. It's the wingnuts.



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