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Movie recommendation: The tree of Life

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This is a deep, intense movie that can make you blossom inside with joy and at the same time reopen old forgotten sores. It’s been a long time since I saw such a movie and I totally enjoyed it. Hope you do too.

Essentially, the movie is about:

1. The personal, intimate relationship with The Creator. Sometimes we estrange ourselves from God, following an illusory personal success, other times we get back to Him, looking for an answer for the things that happen to us and help.

As viewers, we have access to the main characters most intimate place, where we witness their inner talk with God.

  “Help me not answer my dad… Help me not to get dogs in fights… Help me to be thankful for everything I’ve got…

Where do You live?

Help me not to tell lies. Are You watching me? I want to know what You are. I want to see what You see.” Young Jack


2. The creation of life. The great mystery of how life appears and the great mystery of how it ends. And about the sacred mysterious order by which everything takes place.

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:4,7


3. Relationships, family and childhood. The wounds we suffer during childhood shape our personality and mark us for life. It is in the depth of our own being that we can find the power to forgive and love unconditionally, eternally.

 “The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by.” Mrs. O’Brien

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4. The ephemeral and superficial nature of personal feelings as opposed to the eternity and greatness of life itself.

“I wanted to be loved because I was great; A big man. I’m nothing. Look at the glory around us; trees, birds. I lived in shame. I dishonored it all, and didn’t notice the glory. I’m a foolish man.” Mr. O’Brien


The soundtrack is also great! Here si Mozart’s Lacrimosa by Zbigniew Preisner and a short part from the beginning of the movie.

Moreover, you’ll see Brad Pitt in a role that is not his usual type.

Hope you enjoy it!






Photos: Cinemagia.ro, edgeoftheplank.com

Quotes: imdb.com

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