Vip's Review of The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life(2011)
Unlike 'A Serious Man' that seemed incomprehensible and cruel in its incomprehensibleness, 'The Tree of Life' is incomprehensible because Life is so vast it is beyond comprehension. Malick captures this sense of awe we feel if we took the time to fathom, "What is life? How did it start? If it started because of certain ingredients, where did those ingredients come from? How did THEY start?"
The questions go round and round like the film and you feel dizzy and overwhelmed and excited and sleepy and peaceful and disturbed.
Not for everyone, indeed, but everyone should stick their toe in this kind of water once in their life to see a glimpse of what's on the other side.