THE TREE OF LIFE Trailer

Description: From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life 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.

Comments (7)

  • Ronaldo  

    Just perfect trailer. Waiting patiently...

  • rjakjr  

    Why is it all these "art" films come off as 2 hour Calvin Klein commercials to me??? WTF??? I mean, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn are great actors don't get me wrong but... seriously, just make a movie already... not this "thought-provoking" BS. It doesn't work unless all you do in life is watch Calvin Klein commercials then it would suit the viewer just fine but me? Nope, waste of a movie ticket.

  • Politik05  

    @rjakjr I don't understand why you would take the time to post something like this. No, there's no such thing as creating something in one's vision or personal preference or any meaningful subtext. No, just, "Why can't they make things the way rjakjr likes and prefers them, obtuse and straight to the point?" If you didn't like the trailer and won't like the movie, simply leave the page and don't see it. I'm not even necessarily defending the movie. I'm just calling out someone who needs to get over his own ego. Go look up reviews for Green Lantern and stop trolling.

  • 370opinion  

    I did not read anything about this movie before seeing it. I think Malik strives to achieve a very sophisticated spiritual movie of a family and how children can be affected by a family's behavior, religious training and the events that affect our future iner life. Although the image of beautiful natural occurances in both the universe and on earth, mixed with christian relgious choir music and religious symbolizom is interesting and viually inspiring, after ahwile I was wondering where is the story. I feel this would have been more effective if it had been shorter in the beginning of the film, as it did emphasis the grief of the mother. Once the story get going you see the grief of the father as well. At some point there was a disconnect for me. At the end I was not sure what everyone was doing on the beach. Until I read a synopsis of the movie, I was not sure which child had died. It was an interesting movie and definitly portraid the feelings of family life in the 50's. The costumes and detail decore and cars were acurate. I can say this as I grew up in the 50's. I also had a father who was a bit of a tyrant.
    Would I recomend it to others? With some caution as it is in my opinion too long. Due to the visuals, I would recomend seeing it in a theater, unless you have a huge wide sreen T.V. 370 opinion

  • 370opinion  

    I did not read anything about this movie before seeing it. I think Malik strives to achieve a very sophisticated spiritual movie of a family and how children can be affected by a family's behavior, religious training and the events that affect our future iner life. Although the image of beautiful natural occurances in both the universe and on earth, mixed with christian relgious choir music and religious symbolizom is interesting and viually inspiring, after ahwile I was wondering where is the story. I feel this would have been more effective if it had been shorter in the beginning of the film, as it did emphasis the grief of the mother. Once the story get going you see the grief of the father as well. At some point there was a disconnect for me. At the end I was not sure what everyone was doing on the beach. Until I read a synopsis of the movie, I was not sure which child had died. It was an interesting movie and definitly portraid the feelings of family life in the 50's. The costumes and detail decore and cars were acurate. I can say this as I grew up in the 50's. I also had a father who was a bit of a tyrant.
    Would I recomend it to others? With some caution as it is in my opinion too long. Due to the visuals, I would recomend seeing it in a theater, unless you have a huge wide sreen T.V. 370 opinion

  • Demander  

    I know it is confusing but I do not think it was the elder son Jack that is portrayed by Sean Penn. I think he is the SECOND son. ...................... For one, the implication is that the dead son died in war (official telegram?) and only he would have been old enough (and just barely) to have been in Viet Nam 1964-66, as shown in the movie. ............................ Second, the younger middle brother is the sensitive one shown playing guitar and painting. It would be he who represents Malick and is also in the artistic profession of the architect Sean Penn plays. ........................ If I am wrong, I will eat my hat, but I had to put in my two cents. ............................. (I also tell impatient friends to skip the first fifteen minutes---walk in late---and tell them a brother dies, so they will know what is going on in the story. This is NOT a spoiler since it happens immediately.)

  • Robincm86  

    What I say or what I can't say I have no words for this awesome movie the tree of life preview, I am not a big fan of brat pitt but getting review from authors I would definitely say this one is the best movie of brat pitt.

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