Typically of Malick there appears to be little in the way of actual plot but what it does have is an abundance of voice over, beautifully shot scenery and an impressive cast (Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem). There’s a lot of talk about love and what it means throughout your life and while for most this will seems incredibly portentous, those familiar with the director’s back catalogue will feel right at home.
It’s almost impossible to tell whether this is back to true form for the auteur, especially as his style doesn’t suit the two minute trailer format, but it’s unlikely to attract a huge audience. Despite the famous faces on display, it’s probably a bit too ambiguous for most...
To the Wonder has already debuted at the Venice Film Festival to a mixed response, not unlike Malick’s two previous efforts, but you’ll be able to see for yourself in February (or April if you live in North America).
Read our ★★★ review of To the Wonder from the Toronto International Film Festival here.