Film Review of Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life”

If this film is a homage then Malick has also created a dirge for the self-built man of the past, an ode to childhood when kids played outdoors on long afternoons and made stilts out of coffee cans and manila rope or talked to each other through strings and cans. No Facebook, no Sony Playstations, no texting, no shunning neighbors for spanking their kids, no dual family earners, Tree of Life fixes our gaze on a stay-at-home wife, played by Jessica Chastian, who raises three sons while her husband, Brad Pitt, helps build a nation only to find he is expendable in the end.