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|The Tree of Life |
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCarcken, Fiona Shaw
Director: Terrence Malick
The long front lawns of summer afternoons, the flicker of sunlight as it sprays through tree branches, the volcanic surge of the Earth's interior as the planet heaves itself into being--you certainly can't say Terrence Mal... more »
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MARLENE B. (Marly)
Reviewed on 3/24/2012...
IF the movie had stayed with the main story line and did not try to become Fantasia, I would have liked it much better.
There is a sequence in the first hour of the movie of sights and sounds pertaining to the earth....sky movement, water flowing, stars, you name it! That lasts for at least 20 minutes maybe more as I lost count. After about 10 minutes of beautiful, but to me senseless, scenes without actors I gave up and used the fast-forward on my control.
Considering the movie starts (more or less) with a death and drags relentlessly until and including and after the 20+ minute scenery montage, the actors...both adult and children...are flawless in their portrayal of flawed characters in what appears to be the 50's & 60's.
There is no fault to be found with Jessica Chastain or Brad Pitt other than I wish they had spoken up to the director about his flights of fancy.
The scenes in the more current time period with Sean Penn (the grown version of the eldest son) are a muddle as well.
Thank goodness for Redbox....at least it only cost me a little over a dollar.
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