When Terence Malick visited The Tree of Life on the world, it was something of a revelation. Whether viewers found it masterful and meaningful or grandiose and just plain silly, it left an impression. His newest, To the Wonder—in which Ben Affleck wanders around France and Oklahoma looking almost as lost as his female co-stars—draws from the same themes and stylistic template but to much lesser effect.
To the Wonder opens this week in limited release. My full review is at Film Journal International.
The trailer is here: