The Tree of Blood

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Story of three generations has sex, murder, drug use.

NR 2018 130 minutes

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Comfort through Chaos

I personally love foreign films, and this one does not disappoint. It is complex and VERY honest in sharing the management of life's challenges. As seen in the characters, some people don't excel in that area. There is drug use, nudity, complex relations, as well as mystery and drama. Knowing European history would help viewers put things in perspective and knowing European culture would add to and explain the characters' complexities. This film is for entertainment and unless a viewer has experience with or an understanding of adult situations, there is no need to view it. The visuals are disturbing not because of how they are filmed but the reasons to add them. It is fascinating to see how the characters are developed and how the plot thickens, and in the end, leaves you with questions. Age is not always an indicator of understanding, so it is difficult for me to place a number on my recommendation. Although I suggest nothing younger than 16 by MY standards, always go by your own child's maturity and emotional stability, and always view it yourself before hand - that is the only true way to determine its appropriateness.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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