The Tree of Life Parent Guide
This production's decision to punctuate these hardships with earth's birth and demise will also make this entertainment option more likely to appeal only to a limited audience.
The Tree of Life
Rating & Content Info
Why is The Tree of Life rated PG-13? The Tree of Life is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some thematic material.
Violence: Parents learn of a child’s death. A mother treats a child’s bloody wound. Kids mock others. Police take away criminals. A dad teaches his boys to exchange punches and later tries to slap his child for talking back. Some domestic abuse between a husband and wife is shown. A father’s anger impacts his family’s home life. A child drowns in a swimming pool. While playing with a BB gun, one boy is shot in the finger. A boy steals a woman’s lingerie. A group of boys vandalize a neighbor’s property.
Sexual Content: A pregnant woman’s belly is shown.
Language: The script contains a couple of profanities and a crude anatomical term.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Some secondary characters smoke.
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Cast and Crew
The Tree of Life is directed by Terrence Malick and stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain .
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?
The most recent home video release of The Tree of Life movie is October 11, 2011. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: The Tree of Life
Release Date: 11 October 2011
The Tree of Life releases to home video with the following bonus extra:
- Exploring The Tree of Life
Related home video titles:
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