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THE TREE OF LIFE in Theaters Friday, May 27th! DVD Review

THE TREE OF LIFE in Theaters Friday, May 27th!

May 31, 2011

Director: Terrence Malick,
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain,

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J.D. Lafrance


Official site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thetreeoflife/


Written by: Terrence Malick

Produced by: Bill Pohlad (River Road Entertainment), Sarah Green, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Grant Hill


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.


J.D. is a freelance writer who is currently doing research for a book on the films of Michael Mann. He likes reading anything written by Jack Kerouac, James Ellroy, J.D. Salinger, Harlan Ellison or Thomas Pynchon. J.D. is currently addicted to the T.V. series 24 and enjoys drinking a lot of Sprite. This is not a blatant plug for the beverage but if they ever decided to give him a lifetime supply he certainly wouldn’t turn them down.
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