by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 5/20/11, 10:35 am
Melded together by director Terrence Malick from bits of images, memories, and heart-cries, The Tree of Life envelopes us in one man's spiritual journey. Jack, played in adulthood by Sean Penn, ruminates on the mysteries of life and loss on the anniversary of his brother's death. The result is a fragmented but beautiful kaleidoscope of a film that is closer to a prayer set to music than to a story.