Tree of Life (Terrence Malick – 2011) B+

I turned the lights down, got me a bowl of homemade pumpkin ice cream and a kettle of strong espresso. Then I turned the volume up and watched Tree of Life. There really is no other way to watch this flick. It’s not a film that can be easily described and one can mock it as pretentious crap. Well, it is pretentious but it is not crap. I don’t think it’s a masterpiece but it is a skillfully made portrait of life from beginning to end (and beyond?) told mostly through the eyes of a middle class family in Texas in the 60s. It’s sort of like a poem with little dialogue and a very limited “plot”. It looks great and the performances are all solid. On that level, I enjoyed it quiet a bit, but I am not sure I would recommend it to too many people.

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2 thoughts on “Tree of Life (Terrence Malick – 2011) B+”

  1. hey lello i liked this movie sooooo much and as u said u cannot recommend it to many people and if u really look at the reviews of this movie its either 10 stars or 0!!! but from my artistic point of view cause u know how much an artist i am 🙂 this is a great touching movie its a real work of art that turned an extremely simple boring stuff that we all know abt to something that really captures u the whole movie and then will make u think of it for days!!!!! take care chef…

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