The Tree of Life
In this highly philosophical film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick, young Jack (Hunter McCracken) is one of three brothers growing up as part of the O'Brien family in small-town Texas. Jack has a contentious relationship with his father (Brad Pitt), but gets along well with his beautiful mother (Jessica Chastain). As an adult, Jack (Sean Penn) struggles with his past and tries to make sense of his childhood, while also grappling with bigger existential issues.
Release Date: May 27, 2011
Runtime: 2 hr 18 min
Director: Terrence Malick
Producer: Brad Pitt, Grant Hill, Sarah Green, Donald Rosenfeld, Dede Gardner, Bill Pohlad, Grant Hill
Cast: Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Fiona Shaw, Irene Bedard, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Fuselier, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan
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I wanted to like this, it looks really good, has some good actors, and the idea sounded neat! I am absolutely not scared of movies that take a long time to develop characters as long as it pays off, but it dragged, didn't really go anywhere and ultimately was not a movie that I can recommend to anyone unless they are film students looking for cool ways to shoot scenes...December 7th, 2012 · Details
weirdAugust 10th, 2011 · Details
Absolute pretentious, disturbing, non-entertaining dreck. You WILL walk out because NONE of the questions you may have initially watching this film will be answered by "enduring to the end". There are no answers. It is all the same: SENSELESS, disturbing, pointless, uninspiring, depressing. Don't waste a moment or a dollar. Watch ANY documentary on Netflix and see something TEN TIMES better.July 15th, 2011 · Details
If you love movies that are based in imagery instead of dialogue then you may like this movie but we walked out asking what it was the director was trying to say? Some scenes are lengthy with images and simply boring. Many people walked out of the theater. This one is really not worth your time.June 18th, 2011 · Details