November 23, 2011 1 Comment
So I am calling up an older movie review as my movie of the day post for today. It isn’t without merit that I am reaching back into the limited vault that I have for film reviews, but mainly because I finally got my copy of The Tree of Life on blu-ray today and was reminded the review that I did for the movie. It was really one of the most humbling movies I have seen in ages. A private looking into the secluded life of the director and personal story that had far reaching meaning to my life and those of the viewers. It’s a movie that demands a lot out of you. It’s a long run time film, the story isn’t in the standard three section or traditional format that a movie story should be in and it is more a series vignettes that play out on the screen. The Tree of Life demands that you open yourself up to a movie that such a personal touch to the way it was and the way the story plays out like memories from a long time ago. Personally, I had a hard time really describing the movie and writing about it, but once I sat down and started the review, I found myself exploring more of the story and what I felt during the viewing of the film. Continuously writing about it was the only way that I could decompress after it’s initial viewing and in some ways, I am happy to have seen it and experience the film.
So today I am posting linking to the review I wrote oh so many months ago and hope that if you haven’t read the review or seen the movie, that you will take the time out of your schedule to rent the movie.