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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).
Why Is The Tree of Life Rated PG-13?
The Tree of Life is rated PG-13 for some thematic material.
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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.
Extra info about this movie
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?
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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Another son has to come to terms with the emotional legacy left by his father in the movie Five People You Meet In Heaven. A dejected man finds new reason to hope as he remembers the lessons taught by his mother in For One More Day. Artsy visuals and meandering storylines are also applied to a look at the mysteries of the universe in the sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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