Film: To The Wonder

"To love is to run the risk of failure, the risk of betrayal — you fear your love has died... it perhaps is waiting to be transformed into something higher."
Father Quintana

To the Wonder is a 2012 romantic drama film directed and written by auteur Terrence Malick.

The plot follows Neil (portrayed by Ben Affleck) and Marina (portrayed by Olga Kurylenko) as they visit Oklahoma, where Marina meets a priest named Father Quintana (portrayed by Javier Bardem), and a former childhood friend of Neil's named Jane (portrayed by Rachel McAdams), whom he tries to renew his ties with.

The film seems to have a Love It or Hate It reputation seeing as how it ended recieving both boos and cheers at the Venice Film Festival. Despite this, many British reviews have been positive, with Empire rewarding it 5 stars.

The trailer can be viewed here. (Not Safe for Work)

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