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The Tree of Life

After a tragic event, Jack O'Brien (Sean Penn) tries to understand the meaning of life by looking back at his childhood during the 1950, and remembering the lessons learned from his parents (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain). Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 26 May 2011
Video Release: 11 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How does Mr. O’Brien’s anger impact his family? How does he let his personal and career disappointments affect his relationships with other people? Why does Jack feel like his father is a hypocrite? Is Mrs. O’Brien’s approach to parenting any more effective?

How can childhood experiences affect a person in adulthood? What enables a person to move on with life after suffering setbacks, tragedies or disappointments?

What statement do you think the filmmaker is trying to make with his depiction of the earth’s creation and ending?

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