Rated R · 112 minutes · 2013

Drama, Romance
If you hated Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, you will most likely hate this one. And if you loved Tree … well … you might be OK watching this. Ben Affleck stars (sort of) as an American who falls in love while in Paris and brings the woman (Olga Kurylenko) and her daughter home to Texas. Malick reduces Affleck to sulking for the most part; it’s a role that never allows him to cut loose. Pitt had a similar assignment in The Tree of Life, but he did a much better job in the format. Affleck looks confused, as does Rachel McAdams as an old flame he revisits. She’s required to look forlorn, sad and beautiful. She does little else. The reason to see the film, besides its excellent visuals, is Kurylenko, who shines in the central role. I admire this film in that it tells a complete story in a very different way. But I don’t love it in the way that I’ve loved past Malick films. So, in a way, it’s a disappointment.
Official Site: www.magpictures.com/tothewonder
Director: Terrence Malick
Producer: Sarah Green, Nicolas Gonda, Glen Basner and Jason Krigsfeld
Cast: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Charles Baker, Romina Mondello, Tatiana Chiline, Jeff Anderson and Cassidee Vandalia


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Memphis Flyer How To Watch To the Wonder A field guide to Terrence Malick’s latest poetic challenge. by Addison Engelking 05/02/2013
East Bay Express To the Wonder All tomorrow's Malicks. by Kelly Vance 04/10/2013
Charleston City Paper To the Wonder is a meandering meditation on the nature of love The opening of Terrence Malick's latest film, To the Wonder, is undeniably compelling. A man (Ben Affleck) and a woman (Olga Kurylenko) are touring Paris, caressing and ogling each other with an intensity that conveys, without a need for words, that these two have recently met and are madly, passionately in love. by Elizabeth Pandolfi 05/01/2013
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Colorado Springs Independent If you didn't like The Tree of Life, avoid To the Wonder Initially, I was put off by this film, but it's clung to me ever since. by Anders Wright 05/08/2013
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