“Where were you when I created the earth?”
— God’s powerful, non-answer to Job’s burning questions
The genius filmmaker Terence Malick’s “Tree of Life” was one of the trippiest, most surreal, and thought-provoking movies I’ve ever seen.
I saw it months and months ago and still not entirely sure what to make of it and it’s certainly not for everybody, but it’s a great movie on many levels, and great if only because it has stirred so much ongoing theological discussion. An agnostic couple I know quite well saw it twice and told me that it changed their entire perspective on faith and especially the Christian faith, making them more respectful and understanding of the faith and Christianity in particular. (Which isn’t to say that it’s an outright Christian movie.)
Here’s a theological interpretation from Father Barron. . . .
And click here for what the reviewers had to say.