Terrence Malick's controversial and poetic film The Tree of Life
has caused an extremely polarized response from moviegoers: either they loathed it or have fallen in love with it. But with its strong audience impact, already the film has succeeded. Not to mention that it won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The Tree of Life
is essentially an experimental film, a non-linear drama speculating about the meaning and 'evolution' of life-- from the visions, perspectives, and theories of a small suburban family in 1950s Texas, specifically by the mother (Jessica Chastain), the father (Brad Pitt), and the eldest of their three sons, Jack.
When the father and the mother received news of the death of one of their sons, they are shocked with grief. And thus we begin to be bombarded with their ... (READ MORE