The Tree of Life (2011)
May 27, 2011 (Limited)
Rated PG-13 for some thematic material
We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world's way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as...
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My friends are not simple folks. Almost all of them are college graduates, intelligent (save for one or two of them, but I won't name names) and generally have a sophisticated taste in entertainment. But having just watched Terrence Malick's latest film The Tree of Life
, an existential exploration of the constant battle between grace and nature, I am thankful I never dragged any of them to theaters to share in the experience. They would have hated it. Full movie review »