Magnolia Pictures has released a new trailer for filmmaker Terrence Malick's highly anticipated To the Wonder, which stars Ben Affleck (Argo, The Town), Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes), Javier Bardem (Skyfall, No Country for Old Men) and Olga Kurylenko (Seven Psychopaths, Quantum of Solace). The film is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on April 12th.
Official Synopsis: The anticipated new feature from renowned filmmaker Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, The New World), To the Wonder boldly and lyrically explores the complexities of love in all its forms. Parisian single mother Marina (Kurylenko) and Midwestern tourist Neil (Affleck) fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina's young daughter to start a life together. As their relationship wanes and her visa nears expiration, Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem) who is struggling with his faith, while Neil renews a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams).
Saw 'To The Wonder' a couple of weeks ago. It's almost a silent movie (as far as dialogue goes) and is swept along by one beautiful scene after another (as though flicking thru' the pages of a book at speed). The film is lacking in dramatic narrative, but if you latch onto it's path (as I did) and are a willing viewer as to Malick's spiritual and emotional cause then you will emerged fulfilled.
It's ironic: I’m infatuated with all measures of "pure cinema" and yet Malick’s films have never appealed to me. There’s something too apparent, too superficially pretty and (God, I hate to use this word but...) too pretentious about them.