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The Tree of Life

Rating:PG-13 (for some thematic material)
Genre:Drama, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:May 27, 2011
Running time:138 minutes
Cast:Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Joanna Going, Fiona Shaw, Jackson Hurst
Director:Terrence Malick
Producer:Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, William Pohlad
Writer:Terrence Malick
Distributor:Fox Searchlight

Description: 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. 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. We see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

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