If there's one movie this year that we are just sick and tired of talking about, it's 'The Tree of Life' by a mile. While we're more or less convinced that it constitutes a stunning achievement of film making, we still can't explain those dinosaurs or the fact that it turned into a cosmic ballet for 30 minutes.

So if you're one of the many who wondered "What the hell is going on?" at some point during the film, Sean Penn is here to tell you that you're not alone. When asked about his reaction to the film in a recent interview with Le Figaro, Penn provided a surprisingly honest response -- one that revealed his motivation for accepting a role in the movie to begin with.

It's not often we hear about a movie star slamming his own work, so click through to see what Penn had to say about Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'
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The Tree of Life
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