MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,990 this week

The Tree (I) (2010)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 3,478 users   Metascore: 58/100
Reviews: 17 user | 89 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 01 Jul 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 03 Oct 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Tree" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Tree (2010)

The Tree (2010) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Tree.
1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Son épouse (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gracie, a young Tamil woman living near Madras, has been having behavioural disorders since the day she was married. The memory of her French friend Catherine, who died in unresolved ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Spinosa
Stars: Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Janagi
Do Not Disturb III (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When Jeff unexpectedly shows up on Ben's doorstep at 2am, the two buddies immediately fall into each other's arms. Since their college days, they've taken very different paths. Jeff is ... See full summary »

Director: Yvan Attal
Stars: François Cluzet, Yvan Attal, Laetitia Casta
I Do (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At 41, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Lartigau
Stars: Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bernadette Lafont
Misunderstood (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to ... See full summary »

Director: Asia Argento
Stars: Giulia Salerno, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Auteuil, Nathalie Baye
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Bruno Nuytten
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Eric Ruf
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the 'Colonelle' has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams.

Director: Riad Sattouf
Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon
Golden Door (2006)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Emanuele Crialese
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi
Lemming (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The wife of a young engineer's boss dies.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
Love, etc. (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Charles Berling
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Inspired to Boccaccio's Decameron, the story takes place in the Roman suburbs between the Port of Fiumicino and Ostia: it is about the end of love.

Director: Yi Zhou
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Enzo Basile, Gianmaria Majorana
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton, Alain Bashung
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dawn O'Neil
...
Simone O'Neil
...
George Elrick
Christian Byers ...
...
Gabriel Gotting ...
...
Peter O'Neil
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Mrs. Johnson
Gillian Jones ...
Vonnie
Zoe Boe ...
Megan Lu
Bob MacKay ...
Ab
Ryan Potter ...
Tree Lopper
...
Council Inspector
Taren Stewart ...
Lou's friend
Robert Joseph Stewart ...
Lou's friend
Edit

Storyline

The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is a force of nature

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

11 August 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Árvore  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€7,740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,983 (USA) (15 July 2011)

Gross:

$69,236 (USA) (4 November 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final cinema film of actress Penne Hackforth-Jones. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in Queensland, but when Tim receives his results there is talk of him going to Sydney. The majority of Queensland students would be looking at going to university in Brisbane or elsewhere in Queensland. See more »

Quotes

Tim O'Neil: Happy families are boring anyway.
See more »

Crazy Credits

"No animals or trees were harmed while filming" See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

To Build a Home
Written by Patrick Watson (as Watson)/ Jason Swinscoe (as Swinscoe)/ Phil France (as France)/ Page
Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2 female leads - one brilliant, one - not....
7 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well. I had read reviews of this, and was looking forward to something good. What we got was - well - mediocre, really.

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been playing fragile, tense characters for a while, now. Don't get me wrong, she's good at it, but in this film she seems to have been either left without constraints to overact at will, or, worse still, TOLD to act like a gibbering, self centred wreck. (And, yes, I KNOW bereavement is tough, is excruciating, but she just gives up, then goes out to attach herself to another man).

On the other hand, Morgana Davies is just amazing. The most natural, real child actress I've seen in years, since Catinca Untaru in The Fall (2006). Just stunningly, amazingly well done.

OK, the film is about bereavement, and loss, and as a principle, and as a core and theme, this is certainly carried through, but on the one hand badly, and on the other brilliantly.

As to the other characters? Pretty well all of them two dimensional.

And, hey, if you can move houses like that, why not move the damn house a few metres down the hill and be done with it?

Morgana Davies. One to watch. Definitely.


5 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Engraved Belongings, Why? r-zimmering
Adaptation tina-471
Another question: Soundtrack r-zimmering
Song in the Trailer willwoollett
2011 Newport Beach Film Festival – Special Screening yudhoskudos-25-381275
Dedication in end credits. rickmcmahon0
Discuss The Tree (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?