The Tree of Life

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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

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  1. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Mr. O'Brien

  2. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn


  3. Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain

    Mrs. O'Brien

  4. Fiona Shaw

    Fiona Shaw


  5. Tye Sheridan

    Tye Sheridan


  6. Joanna Going

    Joanna Going

    Jack's Wife

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $32,000,000.00

Revenue $54,674,226.00


Release Information

  • May 27, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

A movie that wants to mean more than what is actually telling.

Taking a lot of things borrowed from 2001, it doesn't even come close to have such a deep an interesting meaning.

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