This is a beautiful trailer. The Tree of Life is a movie written and directed Terrence Malick and stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. Who is Jessica Chastain? I was asking myself this as she is given top billing with the two heavy hitters who also are in the movie. You can check out her IMDB page here. She has not done a lot of major movies, but was in some TV shows. I would call this her “big break.” She looks beautiful. Official Synopsis:
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, 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 (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
Although it looks like a beautiful movie, it is hard to tell if it will be a good movie.
The Tree of Life is in theatres May 27, 2011.