The Tree of Life (2011) Brad Pitt,Sean Penn “Unless you love, your life will flash by"
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From Terrence Malick comes a film staring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The plot altough somewhat obscure at the moment has been described by Malick :
[quote]We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.
From this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle—precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.
The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.[/quote]
Personally I think it looks incredible and has the potential to be an outstanding film.
What does FP think?
I don't even get what this movie is about.
it's about kid putting hs hand in a sink and thinking hes god
sounds like a movie about a kid growing up
[editline]27th December 2010[/editline]
a movie i've already seen called real life: me
Well it looks nice.
But it's really hard to judge the story it seems kinda generic.
The psychology of a child growing up. Sounds interesting.
Didn't read the plot, but the trailer gave me a good idea of the film.
I think the movie is about understanding life itself.
There's a lot of space exploring stuff in the trailer, suggesting that the kid will one day become attached to astronomy and to learn the secrets of the universe and life.
This sounds like wishy washy metaphysical schlock.
I [i]love[/i] wishy washy metaphysical schlock.
This looks good, I'm looking forward to it. Terrence Malick has only made 4 movies in 30 years, but each one is amazing.
That trailer is really great. I'm probably going to love this film, at least I hope.
Director's last movie was The Thin Red Line back in 1998, great film.
Can't wait for this one.
There's a lot of space exploring stuff in the trailer, suggesting that the kid will one day become attached to astronomy and to learn the secrets of the universe and life.[/QUOTE]
Ehn, sounds like an unwarranted grab at my emotions. Anyone can make a movie that makes me feel, the real challenge is making a movie that makes me want to feel.
True art doesn't come out and tell you what it's about, ie "a coming of age story where a boy learns the power of love yada yada yada". If the description of the movie involves life lessons and feelings it really turns me off and makes it sound too drama-y. I prefer movies that discuss equally heavy things, but through a interesting story. Which means, that the description would involve plot details, not themes.
The poster makes my foot itchy.
Haha they were playing in the DDT.
Also the camera shots looked really nice.
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