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The Tree of Life podcast 

Coast film braintrust Molly Segal, Matt Semansky and Carsten Knox discuss Terrence Malick's far-reaching drama

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life has been critically adored, though its left many scratching their heads. It's a wildly ambitious film with a fractured narrative and many unexplained images. It's also beautiful, compelling and emotional. (Click here to see Matt Semansky's original review.)

On this podcast The Coast film writers try to get to grips with The Tree of Life's frustrations, contradictions and successes.

The Tree of Life
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 138 min. · 2011
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Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Producer: Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill and William Pohlad
Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Joanna Going, Fiona Shaw, Jackson Hurst, Pell James, Crystal Mantecon, Jessica Chastain, Lisa Marie Newmyer and Jennifer Sipes


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