The Tree of Life — A Terrence Malick Film

“There are two ways through life: the way of nature and the way of Grace.”  The Tree of Life offers this mind-provoking message, and it urges you to reflect on your life. It makes you ask yourself how you exist on Earth…for what, for whom?

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life is somewhat mystical. Some disdainfully consider it a boringChristian movie.  Others think it’s a masterpiece.

The Tree of Life tells the story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s and centers around the coming of age of the eldest son, Jack (played by Sean Penn as an adult),  who transforms from an innocent child into a troubled young man. He is brought up by a gentle and pious mother (Jessica Chastain) and a disciplinarian father (Brad Pitt), and his childhood experiences, including the loss of his brother, leave him confused and feeling a void. As a result, he attempts to search for the real meaning of life, its source, and the pillar of belief in that source.

The film urges you to reflect upon your own life and the role of your childhood in it.  It speaks to your emotions and curiosity and leaves you wondering, “Where do we all come from?  Is there a Supreme Being?”

Rebecca Wang – Producer
Rebecca Wang Entertainment

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2 responses to “The Tree of Life — A Terrence Malick Film

    • I would say it is a very personal decision and one that would have to deal with what your taste in movies is like; if you like high action or require a lot of dialogue – I would say this is not a film for you. That said, I have heard friends of mine say it is their favorite movie they have seen this year just from the emotion it evoked and the beauty of the cinematography.

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