The Tree of Life Overview
In this highly philosophical film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick, young Jack (Hunter McCracken) is one of three brothers growing up as part of the O'Brien family in small-town Texas. Jack has a contentious relationship with his father (Brad Pitt), but gets along well with his beautiful mother (Jessica Chastain). As an adult, Jack (Sean Penn) struggles with his past and tries to make sense of his childhood, while also grappling with bigger existential issues.
PG-13 — Some Thematic Material
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The Tree of Life cast and crew
Brad Pitt‘Mr. O'Brien’
Hunter McCracken‘Young Jack’
Jessica Chastain‘Mrs. O'Brien’
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The Tree of Life movie review
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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