The Tree of Life is one of those movies that divides opinions. I can understand why words such as ‘slow’, ‘pretentious’, and ‘difficult’ crop up in discussion about a film such as this. Personally though, I found it extremely relaxing and hauntingly beautiful to watch, it felt like seeing a whole lifetime of everything go by during one long exhale. What ever opinions people may have about the structure and story, it can’t be denied that this movie has some of the most stunning cinematography ever. So stunning that I had to go back and watch some scenes over and over again, without sound, just to enjoy the perfection of the visuals.
‘The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by.’