“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?
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?”