Did anyone else see the movie, the Tree of Life" with Brad Pitt? I don’t think it was released in most theaters. I believe it was the most spiritually moving movie I have ever seen. The entire movie is full of imagery and symbolism centering on God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and how God has been with us from the beginning of time, and is with us in every moment of our lives. This movie was particularly healing for the woman I went with who’s daughter unexpectedly died at the age of 21.She quit gong to church after her daughter died, and immediately after the movie she wanted me to drive her to a Catholic church. This is one of those movies that you think about for days afterwards. After reading some reviews I was quite shocked to see one that was on the US Catholic Bishops page that did not recommend Catholics seeing it and referred to it as “New Age”. Huh? Either they didn’t see the movie in it’s entirety, are not good at interpreting imagery, or I don’t know what.
Did anyone else see it? What did you think?
catholicnews.com/data/movies/11mv064.htm ( against the film)
hellburns.blogspot.com/2011/06/sr-helena-strongly-disagrees-with-this.html ( for the film and disagrees with the Catholic News review.)