The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950's that 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. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 024543749349


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Jul 09, 2018

You will love this movie or you will hate this movie. I'm in the "love this movie" camp. One key in watching this very ambitious, lyrical film is to let yourself be taken over by it. Treat it like a dream with meaning rather than a linear story to analysis like most films. I don't think it's a perfect film but I think it's a unique and beautiful one overall.

Jun 27, 2018

As a person with extensive experience and knowledge of the subjects intended for this film, I was gritting my mind and very irritable through the first 20 minutes. When I saw the salamander in the forest I said, "I'm done!" Perhaps the concept had potiential if it had been more fresh or sincerely deep.

Apr 20, 2018

I think we've all seen this story before: uptight military dad subjects his family to constant low-grade stream of unhappy controlling behavior, including physical abuse in the name of "discipline". It's unclear what the addition of the nature images were meant to add; it seemed like they'd be better suited for a National Geographic video.

Mar 31, 2018

What an absolute and complete waste of time. One of the worst films I have ever watched, although I could only take 20 minutes of it.

Sep 04, 2017

Not for the average person

Sep 01, 2017

I still want to know who died!

Aug 28, 2017

I did not understand one bit about this movie; and yet I watched the entire film.
The film may have been thought-provoking, but I had no idea of what thoughts it was trying to provoke.
Some of the visual effects were interesting(at best), but they weren't entertaining.
If this movie has a message, it completely escaped me.

May 01, 2017

Life is bigger than we think....A beautiful, thought provoking, lyrical and philosophical film. Makes you ponder
Outstanding film effects and photography from out- of- this -world places such Yellowstone national park and Death Valley national park. Excellent performances, especially of the young boys.
Proud, that Bedrich Smetana's classical piece "The Moldau" was featured in this amazing art movie.
Loved it!

Mar 28, 2017

In this contemporary rendering of (part of) the Book of Job, a question is asked of God concerning the "why" of a tragic event, and God's answer is the entire history of the universe. Not since "2001: A Space odyssey" has a Hollywood film painted such a simple storyline on such a cosmic canvas. (Also like "2001", much of the soundtrack is actual classical/symphonic music, in this case Bach and Berlioz rather than Ligeti and the Strausses.) Simple family drama is crosscut with Hubble space telescope pictures (some animated), grand CG effects, and a final Wakean dream sequence. Judeo-Christian allegory is juxtaposed with (Darwinian?) cosmology in a way that hasn't been done since C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy. A word for both those who find this film "too pretentious" and those who would like to congratulate yourself on being savvy enough to "get it": in both cases, don't. Just sit back an enjoy it. And then, discuss it endlessly.

Jan 05, 2017

Slowly starting to realize how unintelligent and stubborn the vast majority of the Okanagan is. It's one one of the greatest films of all time. Growing in size with each passing year

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Apr 26, 2012

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nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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nadian Feb 21, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scary or suspenseful scenes.

nadian Feb 21, 2012

Other: Mature themes and style.


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Mar 05, 2013

Unless you love, you're life will flash by you


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