A bit better than a TV movie but not that much. Through the worship of their lost husband/father a mother & daughter dig deeper into problems. A ton of feminist clichés & an annoying & unrealistic script. === A peine mieux qu'un téléfilm. Au travers du culte du mari/père disparu, une mère et sa fille s'enfoncent dans les problèmes. Une tonne de clichés féministes & un scénario aussi agaçant qu'irréaliste.
In Boston and probably elsewhere this film is playing a few screens away from Malick's latest, and the temptation is strong to dub it The Tree of Death, but aside from being a silly thing to do, conferring that nickname would imply a power and grandeur that The Tree fails to evince. Despite its very pretty surfaces, and its strivings after the uncannily profound, The Tree settles finally for the banal and maudlin.
A Árvore não é lá um filme memorável, mas faz direitinho tudo aquilo que dele se espera. Charlotte Gainsbourg está ótima, embora longe de repetir a genialidade e a entrega de Anticristo. Isso acaba sendo positivo, porém, por ser essa uma obra menor. Há vários acertos na fotografia e na trilha.
It's a nice movie about a family and about life. I liked the character of Dawn and sure, the acting of Charlotte (like always). I just felt it created atmosphere through cliche means (slow tree shots all the time, dreamy music, a hint of magic...) that are just too easy to use. Without them the story itself wouldn't made the test.