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REALLY GOOD ... RIGHT? Mixed Reviews for New Malick Film

Mixed Reviews for New Malick Film

Terrence Malick’s new film, To the Wonder, was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday and received boisterous applause from the audience. But the filmmaker’s latest take on love and religion left moviegoers lamenting the fact that there wasn’t “more of a story” or more “real characters” as in The Tree of Life, Malick's last picture, Deadline reports. Instead of dialogue, the movie relies on narration to move the story along. Ben Affleck, one of the movie’s biggest stars, has 10 lines. Several other stars, including Rachel Weisz and Amanda Peet, reportedly didn’t even make it into the final edit of the movie.

September 2, 2012 1:09 PM