Trailer Fix: The Tree of Life (2011)

Ever since I saw the trailer for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life last week, I have been waiting for it to premiere online. I’ve seen the trailer twice now in theaters and both times it absolutely mesmerized me. (So much so that when a group of teens who had obviously never seen a Malick film before starting laughing at the trailer, I almost turned around to shout at them for ruining the trailer.)

The Tree of Life follows Jack from his 1950s Midwestern childhood through his years as a disillusioned adult and as he attempts to repair his relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Sean Penn plays Jack as an adult. The trailer highlights Malick’s majestic style and will enthrall you.

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3 thoughts on “Trailer Fix: The Tree of Life (2011)”

  1. Greetings! Just found your link over at the LAMb and wanted to say hello. I especially found your thoughts on the trailer interesting as I have often had a similar experience where someone or a group of someones ruins my first encounter with a new movie (through the trailer).

    Malick is a very special filmmaker. His films are not for everyone, most likely the group of people you wrote about, but there is no denying his impact, his legacy and the fervor with which he approaches every film he’s made.

    I too am excited about seeing this film. It contains the usual Malick-esque style, the sense of grand and epic storytelling, the importance of nature and the role we play in it, the interconnectedness of our lives with our family and the result of passion over the senses.

    Looking forward to looking around your site and invite you to drop by Above the Line when your time permits and say hello.

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