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To the Wonder -- After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.
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To the Wonder -- After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.

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Writer (WGA):
Terrence Malick (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 2013 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wonderful visuals don't make a good story See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Affleck ... Neil

Olga Kurylenko ... Marina

Rachel McAdams ... Jane

Javier Bardem ... Father Quintana
Tatiana Chiline ... Tatiana

Romina Mondello ... Anna
Tony O'Gans ... Sexton

Charles Baker ... Carpenter
Marshall Bell ... Bob
Casey Williams ... Neighbor #1
Jack Hines ... Neighbor #2
Paris Always ... Classmate #1
Samaria Folks ... Classmate #2
Jamie Conner ... Teenage Girl with Baby
Francis Gardner ... Woman at Wedding
Gregg Elliott ... Parish Council President
Michael Bumpus ... Doctor
Lois Boston ... Lois
Danyeil Inman ... Homeless Woman
Bobby Davis Horsley ... Convict
Wigi Black ... Lori
Ashley Clark ... Deaf Woman
Terry York ... Interpreter

Darryl Cox ... Neighbor #3
William Riddle ... Landlord
Russell Vaclaw ... Justice of the Peace
Kenneth Woodhams ... Pastor
Amy Christiansen ... Mrs. Hart
Brian Christiansen ... Mr. Hart
Emma Johnson ... Carhop
Bruce Peabody ... Lawyer

Tamar Baruch ... Stepmother
Michael Anderson ... Visitor
Darren Patnode ... DEQ Investigator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shane Brown ... Corpse (uncredited)
Dan Corley ... Staranger 1 (uncredited)

Ginger Gilmartin ... Woman with Cancer (uncredited)

Tom Macdonald ... Anna's Lover (uncredited)
Scott Mason ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Doug Van Liew ... Insolent Man (uncredited)
Cassidee Vandalia ... Bride (uncredited)
Greg Williams ... Parishoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Terrence Malick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Terrence Malick  written by

Produced by
Glen Basner .... executive producer
Charley Beil .... associate producer
Nicolas Gonda .... producer
Hans Graffunder .... co-producer
Sarah Green .... producer
Jason Krigsfeld .... executive producer
Joseph Krigsfeld .... executive producer
Morgan Pollitt .... associate producer
Sandhya Shardanand .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Hanan Townshend 
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Lubezki (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
A.J. Edwards 
Keith Fraase 
Shane Hazen 
Christopher Roldan 
Mark Yoshikawa 
 
Casting by
Chris Freihofer 
 
Production Design by
Jack Fisk 
 
Art Direction by
David Crank 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanette Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline West 
 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... key makeup artist
Carla Brenholtz .... key makeup artist
Turid Follvik .... makeup artist: Paris
Cathrine A. Marcotte .... key hair stylist (as Catherine A. Marcotte)
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist: Paris
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... makeup department head
Kelvin R. Trahan .... department head hair
 
Production Management
Michel Ferry .... production manager: Paris
Hans Graffunder .... unit production manager
Sarah Green .... unit production manager
Jesse Torres .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keri Bruno .... second second assistant director
Giselle Gurza .... key second assistant director (as Giselle Gurza Junco)
Batan Silva .... first assistant director (as Sebastián Silva)
Aurore Coppa .... second assistant director: France (uncredited)
Geoffroy Koeberle .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Nicolas Rebeschini .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ruth De Jong .... assistant art director
Sean P. Egan .... leadman
Madison Fisk .... art department production assistant
Chris Holik .... set dresser
Elliott Hostetter .... property master
Jaime Lovell .... art department production assistant
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Colin Warde .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound designer
David Bach .... additional dialogue editor
Craig Berkey .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Berkey .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recordist
Joel Dougherty .... supervising sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... dolby sound consultant
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator: Paris
Sandra Fox .... foley assistant
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
José Antonio García .... sound mixer
Mark Genfan .... mixing stage consultant
Jack Heeren .... foley recording mixer
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Helen Luttrell .... dialogue editor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Sahm McGlynn .... sound utility
Matt Reale .... re-recording engineer
Hamilton Sterling .... foley editor
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound: Paris
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Peter Eliuk .... mix technician (uncredited)
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Atkins .... director of photography: second unit
Rodney Autaubo .... swing
Mark Bain .... camera loader
Billy Beaird .... best boy grip
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera
Mary Cybulski .... still photographer
Camille de Chenay .... camera runner: Paris
Benoît Delhomme .... photography: Versailles (as Benoit Delhomme)
Dean Georgopoulos .... red camera: Paris
Stéphane Germain .... grip: Paris
Dikega Hadnot .... assistant: Mr. Lubezki
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer: Paris
Tak Matsuda .... best boy electric
Ryan McGuire .... key grip
Matthew Mebane .... second assistant camera
Benoît Meignan .... loader: Paris
Benoît Pain .... second assistant camera: Paris
Luc Pallet .... first assistant camera: Paris
Alexis Robin .... loader: Paris
Jörg Widmer .... camera operator (as Joerg Widmer)
Jörg Widmer .... director of photography: Paris (as Joerg Widmer)
Jörg Widmer .... steadicam operator (as Joerg Widmer)
Bobby Wotherspoon .... gaffer
Will Arnot .... camera operator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Will Arnot .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Shane Brown .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Bryan Cook .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Pat Flanagan .... daily first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Kyle Osburn .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Peter Simonite .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sarah Clark .... local casting assistant
Robin Hudson .... casting director: Europe
Meriem Amari .... casting associate (uncredited)
Ashley Cain .... casting intern (uncredited)
Aimee Diamond .... casting intern (uncredited)
Daniel Edwards .... european casting department (uncredited)
Stéphane Foenkinos .... casting associate (uncredited)
Luciano Silighini Garagnani .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mirta Guarnaschelli .... italian casting (uncredited)
Marlo Holly .... casting intern (uncredited)
Malou Schultzberg .... casting department (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alyssa Bane .... costume production assistant
Caroline Condat .... costumer: Paris
Naomi Gathmann .... key costumer
Courtney Hoffman .... costumer
Tom Macdonald .... costume supervisor
Reiko Porter .... set costumer: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Sally Bergom .... editorial intern
Lizzy Brogan .... post-production coordinator
Traci Duran .... first assistant editor
Jermaine R. Gill .... color correction assistant
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Yvan Lucas .... film colorist
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Jamie Meyer .... associate editor
Loan Phan .... digital intermediate producer
Brian Scofield .... editorial intern
Andrew Francis .... colorist: dailies and digital intermediate, EFiln (uncredited)
Élodie Ichter .... colorist assist: Efilm (uncredited)
Dane Jensen .... post-production intern (uncredited)
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Fabien Napoli .... telecine colorist: dailies, Scanlab (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Tom Reiser .... second colorist: EFilm (uncredited)
Sean Rowe .... digital dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alan Bise .... additional music mixer
Alan Bise .... additional music recordist
Jessica Dolinger .... music legal
Patrick Kelly Donnelly .... music mixer
Patrick Kelly Donnelly .... music recordist
Bruce Egre .... additional music mixer
Bruce Egre .... additional music recordist
Brad Engleking .... music editor
Chris Kucharski .... music liaison: Oklahoma
Daniel Lanois .... sonics and variations
Michael McCarthy .... additional music mixer
Lauren Marie Mikus .... music supervisor
Diana Mino .... music preparation
Diana Mino .... orchestrator
Jerod Tate .... composer: additional music
Francesco Lupica .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Cassie Shankman .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Todd Waldron .... music assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Desiree Bab .... driver
Saloma Davenport .... driver
Michael Day .... driver
Darran Douglas .... driver
Craig Fehrman .... transportation coordinator
Phil Helman .... transportation captain
Tim Helman .... driver
Lew Homme .... driver
Wayne Parvianen .... driver
Fred Williams .... driver
David York .... driver
 
Other crew
Janine Altongy .... consultant: humanity unit
Matt Ballou .... intern
Spencer Beighley .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Virginia Benavidez .... intern
Dave Bennett .... completion bond: Film Finances
Nikki Benson .... intern
Sally Bergom .... intern
Hamish Berry .... production counsel: Bruns Brennan & Berry
Kate Berry .... producer: main title - Prologue Films
Whitney Bishop .... assistant: Ms. Green
Chelsea Boatman .... intern
William 'Ted' Brady .... accounting clerk
Shane Brown .... location scout
Ryan Burkholder .... intern
Unjoo Lee Byars .... Main Titles: Prologue Films
Stefni Colle .... intern
Adam Connors .... intern
Kyle Cooper .... ttiles designer and producer: Prologue Films
Charles Crane .... intern
Casey Crowdis .... assistant location manager
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Lagueria Davis .... office production assistant
Jennifer Dee .... intern
Michael Ferry .... locations: Paris
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Jessica Fuselier .... community outreach coordinator
Stephen Gamache .... intern
Landry Gideon .... intern
Lya Guerra .... production consultant
Lori Hammond .... craft service
Justin Hernandez .... intern
Raphael Horlait .... assistant locations manager: Paris
Andrew Huber .... intern
Claire Huie .... intern
Caitlin Hunter .... intern
Mark Jarrett .... location consultant
Alec Jhangiani .... production consultant
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... first assistant accountant (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
James Johnston .... intern
Chase Joliet .... intern
Greg Jones .... insurance
Genghis Jorgensen .... set production assistant
Max Juren .... intern
Asa Kenny .... assistant chef
Matthew Kerwin .... intern
Scott Kimbrough .... key assistant location manager
Chris Kucharski .... film liason: Oklahoma
T.J. Larson .... intern
Huay-Bing Law .... intern
Marie Le Grévellec .... runner: Paris
Mindy Le .... intern
Jebadiah Lemos .... assistant chef
Elizabeth Lodge .... assistant: Mr. Gonda
Jontan Lopez .... intern (as Jonatan Lopez)
Tristan Love .... intern
Gabriella Ludlow .... production counsel: The B.A. Dept.
Ben Lynch .... set production assistant
Natalie Mattox .... location assistant
Scott Maxon .... assistant production coordinator
Brandon McCartney .... intern
John McDaniel .... intern
Mike Mcdonald .... assistant chef
John McNees .... consultant
David Melito .... production accountant
Alex Milan .... intern
Jean-Francois Montminy .... chef (as Jesn-Fran¸ois Montminy)
Jessica Nabers .... intern
Deanna Noccro .... insurance (as Deanna Nocero)
Bénédicte Page .... location manager: Paris
Kilee Panick .... intern
Molly Panick .... intern
John K. Patterson .... location manager
Will Patterson .... intern
Agathe Peltereau-Villeneuve .... dialogue translator
Julio Quintana .... consultant: humanity unit
Karen Ramirez .... production coordinator
Nicolas Rebeschini .... assistant locations manager: Paris
Beth Reed .... intern
Austin Reedy .... intern
Cody Reidinger .... intern
Stacey Rice .... intern
Eugene Richards .... primary consultant: humanity unit
James Patrick Robinson .... intern
Molly Routt .... production secretary
Wesley Rumph .... intern
Matt Saitas .... set production assistant
Matt Salazar .... payroll accountant
Stephen Salisbury .... intern
Drew Saplin .... set production assistant
Tyler Savage .... artistic collaborator
Brian Scofield .... intern
Eddie Shore .... intern
Katherine Silva .... accounting intern
Christopher Skillern .... intern
Wilson Smith .... intern
Adam Sorin .... intern
Courtney Stephens .... assistant: Mr. Malick
Meghann Sumner .... intern
Daniel Tarr .... assistant: Mr.Bardem
Dustin Thompson .... intern
Ryan Thompson .... location production assistant
Todd Thompson .... intern
Bill Toothman .... set medic
Carris Toothman .... set medic
Ed Travis .... intern
Jessica Vasami .... intern
Chase Wagner .... intern
Morgan Wajda-Levie .... intern
Caleb Wall .... production assistant
Caroline Wallace .... intern
Taylor Ward .... intern
Jeff Wohlgemuth .... intern
Nancy Woods .... intern
Danny Yirgou .... intern
Eunha Choi .... title designer: main and end title, Prologue Films (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Rachel Weisz (deleted from final print) (uncredited)
Alexandra Malick .... ambassador of good will (uncredited)
Bianca Roe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Edgar Sandoval .... insurance underwriter (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gracie Atkins .... special thanks
Elizabeth Avellan .... special thanks
Tim Bart .... special thanks
Lisa Beeman .... special thanks
Hélène Cardona .... special thanks
Shari Carpenter .... special thanks
Bettisu Casey .... special thanks
Alison Cohen .... special thanks (as Alison S. Cohen)
Chris Daigle .... special thanks (as Fr. Chris Daigle)
Rick Delena .... special thanks
Annie Dell Reed .... special thanks
Jackie Edwards .... special thanks
Callie Elred .... special thanks
Leslie Gonda .... special thanks
Maria Swindell Gus .... special thanks
Stu Gus .... special thanks
Rick Hess .... special thanks
Hardwick Johnson .... special thanks
Kahlil Joseph .... special thanks
Georgia Kacandes .... special thanks
Mark Kane .... special thanks
Tom Lowe .... special thanks
Barbara Martin .... special thanks
Steve Martin .... special thanks
Mike McCartney .... special thanks
Jack McNees .... special thanks
George Meyers .... special thanks
Tasia Moore .... special thanks
Terry O'Brien .... special thanks
Kathryn Ostien .... special thanks
Bill Pohlad .... special thanks
Julie Porter .... special thanks
Bronwyn Preston .... special thanks
Andreas Roald .... special thanks
Donald Rosenfeld .... special thanks
Allison Silver .... special thanks
Peter Simonite .... special thanks
Jill Simpson .... special thanks
Lee Stephens .... special thanks (as Fr. Lee Stephens)
Bryan Unger .... special thanks
Russell Vaclaw .... special thanks (as Honorable Russell Vaclaw)
Marty Wekser .... special thanks
Patrick Whitesell .... special thanks
Beverly Wood .... special thanks
Kurt Woolner .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity
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Trivia:
Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain (playing an ex-girlfriend of Ben Affleck's character), Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet, Barry Pepper and Michael Shannon had supporting roles in the film which ended up being cut. Chastain was actually just visiting the set to see old friends from The tree of life (2011) crew and Terrence Mallick was so happy to have her there that he wrote the part and shoot two days with her and Affleck.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Marina reveals to Neil she has cheated on him, Neil breaks the right outside mirror of his car. But in subsequent shots, while he tries to expel her from the car, the mirror is intact.See more »
Quotes:
Marina:Newborn. I open my eyes. I melt. Into the eternal night. A spark. You got me out of the darkness. You gathered me up from earth. You've brought me back to life.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Cosmic Beam Take 1See more »

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45 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful visuals don't make a good story, 7 May 2013
Author: themissingpatient from Canada

TO THE WONDER is the new film from master writer/director Terrence Malick. The story begins with Ben Affleck's character, Neil, in Paris where he falls in-love with a single mother named Marina, played by the beautiful Olga Kurylenko. Neil brings his new love and her daughter, Tatiana, back home with him to the United States. When Marina's visa expires and Affleck's character is reluctant to marry her, Marina and her daughter return to Paris. Neil begins spending his time with a childhood friend, Jane, played by Rachel McAdams. However Jane is a woman of great faith, a faith that Neil does not share. Back in Paris, Tatiana leaves to go live with her father and Marina becomes depressed, longing to return to the US to try to work things out with Neil. It is at this point that the story falls apart.

It's impossible not to compare TO THE WONDER to THE TREE OF LIFE simply because the two films are shot in the exact same style. Beautiful shots and gorgeous cinematography accompanied by a classical score and poetic voice-overs from the characters. The Tree of Life was and is not only a masterpiece, but one of the greatest films to ever be made. I thought maybe To The Wonder was a little too soon for another Malick epic but I do not believe that is the case as far as why this film fails.

The two characters I felt for and wanted to see more of was Javier Bardem's Father Quintana and Rachel McAdams' Jane. Here we have a priest struggling in his relationship with God and a woman who has suffered through the grief and loss of a child, yet has found a way to continue living in harmony with great faith. These highly interesting characters are under-used as the film focuses more on Neil and Marina, who by the end of the film, we begin to hate.

The actors do not help the film tell it's story, it almost seems like they walked on-set without a script and improvised their parts. In Tree Of Life we had Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt giving the performances of a lifetime, not through dialogue, but simply through facial expression, movement and body language. There wasn't a need for scenes of dialogue, the story was understood. With To The Wonder, I was craving a scene of dialogue towards the end. I didn't want to believe Affleck and Kurylenko's characters were as shallow and selfish as they seemed, I wanted and felt I deserved to know more about them and why they continued to struggle. Why are they so frustrated and angry?

No matter how abstract or convoluted a film is, I've never had an issue coming to some sort of an understanding and usually, the more a film leaves open for me to interpret myself, the more I respect the film. However, To The Wonder leaves us with two characters we no longer have any reason to care for and the film gives us no way to understand or relate to them in the end.

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