Posts tagged Jessica Chastain.
A unusual movie that deals with fear and paranoia. The family man of few words wrestles with apocalyptic dreams and visions of a strange, possibly supernatural storm, responding to them as best he can as both literal warnings and possible signs of mental illness. The actors did a great job, and the film is beautifully shot, set in a rural community, we have plenty of lovely wide shots of the land- and sky-scape.
Curtis, played by Michael Shannon, is a father and husband, he’s starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family’s life.
Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain attend “The Tree Of Life” photocall during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. This movie can only be good! (Penn plays Pitts son)
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The tale of a Texas boy’s journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a ‘lost soul in the modern world’, and his quest to regain meaning in life.
We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.
The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.