The Tree of Life is an impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s, the film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt).
The Tree Of Life is not for everyone. Nor is it a perfect film. Close it to it, in my opinion. I found it to be beautiful, and extraordinary. An outstanding vision and filled with emotion. So well made, I didn’t just watch The Tree of Life, I felt as though I experienced it. There are plenty of sketchy and uncertain moments in the beginning that really pay off as the film leads up to such a profound story. If you can let go and allow yourself to be taken in by a film, this one is pretty amazing, and in my opinion completely Oscar-worthy. The Tree of Life took me by surprise as it is both the movie I hoped it might be from the trailer, while also completely unlike anything I expected. I hope more people give this film a chance on Blu-ray. This is a display of talent that should be talked about, celebrated.
Available exclusively on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack October 11, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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