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The Tree of Life

From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as <em>Badlands</em>, <em>Days of Heaven</em> and <em>The Thin Red Line</em>, <em>The Tree of Life</em> is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

Cast:

Brad Pitt
Jessica Chastain
Sean Penn

Director:
Terrence Malick

Producer:
Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill

Written by:
Terrence Malick

Distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Budget:
$32 million

Box Office:
$54,303,319

Metacritic Score:
85%

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
84%