• The Sea of Trees (2016)

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The Sea of Trees

Release Date: August 26th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

After traveling to Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a troubled teacher (Matthew McConaughey) meets a mysterious stranger (Ken Watanabe) who takes him on a life-changing journey of love, discovery and redemption.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts, Katie Aselton, Jordan Gavaris, James Saito, Anna Friedman, Charles Van Eman

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gil Netter, Waypoint Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 35
    Sam FragosoTheWrap

    The Sea of Trees is a movie about guilt and grief that elicits just that in its viewers: guilt and grief. Because for every ephemeral moment to admire in Gus Van Sant‘s latest film, there are about a half-dozen more that make you wonder what went wrong. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gus Van Sant’s sticky, gooey side — previously on display in the likes of Finding Forrester and especially in the 2011 Restless — oozes out once more in the woefully sentimental and maudlin The Sea of Trees. show more

  • 40
    Screen Daily

    As all the dots join in a pattern that strives for deeper meaning, the just too-damned-cute Sea of Trees becomes undone by a surfeit of contrived ingenuity. show more

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