5.9/10
24,154
140 user 304 critic

To the Wonder (2012)

Trailer
1:59 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,990 ( 412)
5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman
The New World (2005)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
Song to Song (2017)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard
Badlands (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Tatiana Chiline ...
Tatiana
...
Tony O'Gans ...
Sexton
...
Carpenter
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Project B  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,551, 14 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$586,293, 7 July 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It is Terrence Malick's first film under two hours in length since Days of Heaven (1978). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marina: Love that loves us... thank you.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosmic Beam Drone # 1
Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica
Courtesy of Wonderment Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not an accessible film
18 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a man's turbulent relationship with a French woman, complicated by a childhood sweetheart he re-acquaints.

"To The Wonder" is a slow moving film with somewhat a plot, but not one that I understand. It tells how Neil meets Marina in France, then they move to the States. Marina is unhappy there and moves back to France. Somehow Marina moves back to the States to rekindle the relationship. That's what I got from the film, but the scenes are too random to really understand what is happening. There is a scene of Marina attempting overdose, then the next scene shows Marina kissing Neil's feet. Now just what exactly is happening? Even Rachel McAdams, the queen of romantic films, could not save this randomness. Her saccharine persona is truncated by scenes of crop fields and animals grazing. Actually, those romantic scenes of them frolicking in the fields concentrates more on the crops and animals.

"To The Wonder" is surely more accessible than "The Tree of Life", but it is still not so accessible to the general public.


30 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 140 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial