The Tree of Life

PG-13| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Tree of Life (2011)

Release Date: May 27th, 2011|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • Like its predecessors (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World), Tree delivers truths that don't go down easy. No one with a genuine interest in the potential of film would think of missing it. show more

  • Daring in concept, occasionally daffy in execution and ultimately unforgettable, Mr. Malick's film offers a heartfelt answer to the question of where we humans belong - with each other, on this planet, bound by love. show more

  • Still, somehow, The Tree of Life - impressionistic, revelatory, elliptical - works. show more

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  • December 19, 2012 Kathy
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    0 Stars--Turned it off after ten minutes.

  • December 15, 2012 gregoou812
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    Bad Bad Bad

  • September 01, 2012 ldavy7788
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    Truly bizarre! I read thhe precis which tells me the plot! But I sure didn\'t see all that in the movie! Academt Award nominee?? You\'ve GOT to be kidding! Yes, beautiful cinematograpghy! But best picture????? NO!!!!!! No acting at all, 2 shots of Sean Penn with no dialogue, and very, very little dialogue throughout the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wierd, wierd! This did not evoke anything in me except wonder - wondering why the heck it was made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! zero starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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