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Terrence Malick's To the Wonder is The Tree of Life 2 though on a much smaller scale. It's also what appears to be a signal Malick is no longer interested in traditional narratives. While the story is told in a linear fashion, I'd be shocked if more than 10-percent of it contained dialogue that wasn't voice over and the number of shots focused on water and the distant sun on the horizon have to fill almost half the picture. I say none of this as an all-encompassing complaint, merely an indicator of what you're in for. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki once again captures the sun-kissed world the same as he did in Tree of Life and, as expected, it's beautiful, but is it also pointless? To the Wonder is filled with so many random shots of water, walking in wheat fields, twirling in the backyard and bedroom wrestling it's more of »

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