The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. 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. 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.

  1. Terrence Malick

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Mr. O'Brien

  2. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn


  3. Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain

    Mrs. O'Brien

  4. Hunter McCracken

    Young Jack

  5. Finnegan Williams

    Aged 5 Jack

Full Cast & Crew

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 27, 2011


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $32,000,000.00

Revenue $54,674,226.00

Homepage http://www.twowaysthroughlife.com/



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