The Tree Charlotte Gainsbourg, with her sexy-sad knitted brow, is the right actress to play an Aussie mother of four whose husband dies of a heart attack.… The Tree Charlotte Gainsbourg, with her sexy-sad knitted brow, is the right actress to play an Aussie mother of four whose husband dies of a heart attack.… 2011-07-15 PT100M Morgana Davies Charlotte Gainsbourg Marton Csokas Zeitgeist Films
Movie Review

The Tree (2011)

Charlotte Gainsbourg | GRIEF STRICKEN Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree
GRIEF STRICKEN Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Jul 15, 2011; Length: 100 Minutes; With: Morgana Davies and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Charlotte Gainsbourg, with her sexy-sad knitted brow, is the right actress to play an Aussie mother of four whose husband dies of a heart attack. Shell-shocked and desperate to move on, Gainsbourg's Dawn falls for a hunky plumber. The film, however, is more interested in the huge, ancient, gnarled tree of life that sits in the front yard. A symbol of the lost father, it looms, protects, and also wreaks havoc when a big branch collapses onto the house. Mostly, it's the expression of a movie that's content to stand still. C+

Originally posted Jul 20, 2011 Published in issue #1165 Jul 29, 2011 Order article reprints