The Tree of Life (♦♦♦)
This movie seems extremely long despite running for 138 minutes. It is short on dialogs. The first part is a visual feast of nature’s most spectacular events on Earth and in space, resembling documentaries from the Discovery Channel. The second part of the movie seems incoherent, in relation to the first, providing hardly any answers to the questions posed. The oldest child obviously feels closer to her mother, sometimes wishing his father dead, but his resentment appears to predate his father’s violent outbursts.
Overall, this film is long, overwhelming, yet strikingly beautiful.