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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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Terrence Malick

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Neil
Olga Kurylenko ... Marina
Rachel McAdams ... Jane
Javier Bardem ... Father Quintana
Tatiana Chiline Tatiana Chiline ... Tatiana
Romina Mondello ... Anna
Tony O'Gans Tony O'Gans ... Sexton
Charles Baker ... Carpenter
Marshall Bell ... Bob
Casey Williams Casey Williams ... Neighbor #1
Jack Hines Jack Hines ... Neighbor #2
Paris Always Paris Always ... Classmate #1
Samaria Folks Samaria Folks ... Classmate #2
Jamie Conner Jamie Conner ... Teenage Girl with Baby
Francis Gardner Francis Gardner ... Woman at Wedding
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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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According to composer Hanan Townshend, Terrence Malick often told him during the score's recording sessions to hit the record button 30 seconds or one minute before the orchestra started playing, when the members are rehearsing or messing around with something. The idea was to capture musical moments where no one is being told what to do. 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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Neil: My sweet love. At last. My hope. How I loved you...
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Features The Tree of Life (2011) See more »

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Ou tu t'endors
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Too much beauty, zero content
15 August 2013 | by tankhimoSee all my reviews

This movie tries so hard to be beautiful, it hurts. I got a beauty overdose after 20 minutes. The cinematography is so gorgeous, it should be used to teach photography students, especially ultra-wide lens work. There is a lot of beautiful acting by insanely beautiful Olga Kurylenko and then some by beautiful Rachel McAdams, whose character is absolutely unnecessary, by the way. Not much more in terms of acting, though. Even the great Javier Bardem was acting Ben Affleck style - making serious faces and trying not to look stupid. Both extremely beautiful, of course. The score was quite beautiful, too. Other than all that beauty, there was nothing. No plot, no dialogues. Scattered pseudo-spiritual monologues in five languages did not help much, and reading meaningless subtitles distracted me from watching the aforementioned beauty. Bottom line: way too much beauty and zero content. Recommended to aspiring photographers and very patient Olga Kurylenko fans.


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Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,551, 14 April 2013

Gross USA:

$587,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,801,166
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