TREE OF LIFE: REVIEW
|The ‘oh come off it’ moment,|
Benjamin Button marries Jessica Chestain and squirts out sprogs. One grows up to be Harvey Milk, one we don’t care about and the other dies, which leads everyone to think about dinosaurs and the universe from soup to nuts. The nuts bit is on a beach.
Prayer card imagery, National Geographic footage and whispering (SPEAK UP!) voice over. On the one hand a symphonic meditation on the meaning of life and the origin of suffering and on the other a load of old stuff, as Joe Biden might say. Probably both.