The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life (2011)

Nothing stands still.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2011-05-18
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 1783 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Plan B Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

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  • Brad Pitt

    as Mr. O'Brien
  • Sean Penn

    as Jack O'Brien
  • Jessica Chastain

    as Mrs. O'Brien
  • Hunter McCracken

    as Young Jack O'Brien
  • Finnegan Williams

    as Jack O'Brien (age 5)
  • Michael Koeth

    as Jack O'Brien (age 2)
  • Laramie Eppler

    as R.L. O'Brien
  • Tye Sheridan

    as Steve
  • Kari Matchett

    as Jack's Ex
  • Joanna Going

    as Jack's Wife
  • Michael Showers

    as Mr. Brown
  • Kimberly Whalen

    as Mrs. Brown
  • Jackson Hurst

    as Uncle Roy
  • Fiona Shaw

    as Grandmother
  • Crystal Mantecon

    as Elisa
  • Tamara Jolaine

    as Mrs. Stone
  • Dustin Allen

    as George Walsh
  • John Howell

    as R.L. (age 2)
Directing Terrence Malick Director
Writing Terrence Malick Writer
Sound Roanna Gillespie Music Supervisor
Art Jeanette Scott Set Decoration
Production Dede Gardner Producer
Sound Alexandre Desplat Original Music Composer
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Editing Jay Rabinowitz Editor
Editing Hank Corwin Editor
Editing Daniel Rezende Editor
Editing Billy Weber Editor
Editing Mark Yoshikawa Editor
Art Jack Fisk Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline West Costume Design
Production Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Production Brad Pitt Producer
Production Bill Pohlad Producer
Production Sarah Green Producer
Production Grant Hill Producer
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Production Vicky Boone Casting
Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Darylin Nagy Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kelly Nelson Hair Department Head
Directing Rebecca Fulton Script Supervisor
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Lighting Mark Manthey Gaffer
Camera Jörg Widmer Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Suzy Freeman Costume Supervisor
Crew Jeff Schwan Stunt Coordinator
Sound Dick Bernstein Music Editor
Sound Erik Aadahl Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Erik Aadahl Sound Designer
Sound Craig Berkey Sound Designer
Sound Joel Dougherty Sound Editor
Sound Will Files Sound Designer
Sound Kirk Francis Sound Mixer
Sound Justin Herman Sound Engineer
Sound John Pritchett Sound Mixer
Sound Matthew Reale Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Christopher Scarabosio Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Douglas Trumbull Visual Effects
Visual Effects Dan Glass Visual Effects
Visual Effects Bradley Friedman Visual Effects
Visual Effects Bryan Hirota Visual Effects
Visual Effects Paul Riddle Visual Effects
Visual Effects Michael Shand Visual Effects