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To the Wonder (2012)

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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

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Tatiana Chiline ...
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Tony O'Gans ...
Sexton
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Carpenter
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Bob
Casey Williams ...
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Francis Gardner ...
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Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcée who is raising her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy, basking in the wonder of their newfound romance. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate to his native Oklahoma with Tatiana. He takes a job as an environmental inspector and Marina settles into her new life in America with passion and vigor. After a holding pattern, their relationship cools. Marina finds solace in the company of another exile, the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing a crisis of faith. Work pressures and increasing doubt pull Neil further apart from Marina, who returns to France with Tatiana when her visa expires. Neil reconnects with Jane (Rachel McAdams), an old flame. They fall in love until Neil learns that Marina has fallen on hard times. ... Written by Magnolia Pictures

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$116,551 (USA) (14 April 2013)

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$586,293 (USA) (7 July 2013)
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Before the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Rachel Weisz said in an interview "It seems that my part has been cut. I had the experience of working with him (Malick), but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work." See more »

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When Jane and Neil get out of their car in the midst of the bison, cameras reflected in the car windows and doors in various shots. See more »

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Father Quintana: There is love that is like a stream that can go dry when rain no longer feeds it. But there is a love that is like a spring coming up from the earth. The first is human love, the second is divine love and has its source above.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b-June:Barcarolle
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Ilona Prunyi
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Insomnia? Here's your answer.
20 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you tried pills and herbal remedies and nothing works? Well worry no more; the solution is here. Just buy To the Wonder and after 10 minutes or so you'll find yourself drifting off into an abyss of dreams. There are side effects to watching this however; some may react angrily to witnessing such drivel. Words really can't describe how bad this film is. Apart from some mind numbing narrating there is basically no dialogue in the film. Relying on dancing and prancing about to somehow convince us that this is a sign of happiness and love rather than a sign of being completely unstable. A strong cast, a paralytic plot. The one and only redeeming feature of this film is the visuals; there are some eye catching images, but they could've saved themselves a lot of bother and saved me some of my life by just bringing out a calender. Dire.


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