8 Responses

  1. Jamie says:

    Though small and somewhat obscure, it has just been announced that Tree of LIfe tied with another film for best feature at the Gotham Awards. It was a lovely surprise and nice to know it has not been forgotten, at least not in the indie world.

    Hopefully the Oscars and other awards will see the beauty and uniquemess of this fabulous film.

  2. Gaby says:

    Very few films capture childhood and the epic way we sometimes view our Fathers. Back before they became demystified, if that day has ever come, my Dad still fucking rules. There’s towering Fathers like Atticus Finch… but more often than naught, there’s fathers like Brad Pitt’s Mr. O’Brien… Flawed in some manner. I think people are being hard on the character. I think he was a noble man of a different era. He was of the “greatest generation”. He had music in his soul, but then the war happened. His life took another path. He is jealous of others gifted lives. He believes to survive this world you have to be tough mentally & physically. That being a good man is not necessarily how to be a successful man. He goes through the motions of Church, but doesn’t really take it to heart – as he has his own particular gospel he is passing on to his boys.
    cr: Harry from Aint it Cool News.

  3. Gaby says:

    hi Gary :)

    ..my typo on my cellphone..yikes.

    I felt his pain & heartbreak when he got laid off & he said, “I never missed a day of work in my life”
    superb preformance from Mr. Pitt.
    He portrayed the 1950’s macho military father perfectly.

    I just wish there would have been more Brad on film.
    IF the Academy is not chicken sh*t, they will nominate it for several awards.
    Mr. Turnbull is a genius too.

  4. Jamie says:

    I too was very affected by this movie. It touched me in ways that other films never have. And Mr. Pitt was so unlike anything he has ever done. It was be nice if he could be recognized for this performance and/or Moneyball. He has had a tremendous year (even without hairporn in those movies, he was magnificent).

  5. admin says:

    Ttly agree Gabs :)

  6. admin says:

    Welcome Garry, feel free to join our Forum :)

  7. garrymoore says:

    hi to all simplybrad.comers this is my first post and thought i would say hello to you all –
    thank yous speak soon
    garry moore

  8. Gaby says:

    I loved TOL..I wept, smiled & ponederd about life.
    This film went int my veins & did not leave since.
    see it and enjoy the ride.
    The music is amazing as well, the narrative.