The Sea of Trees Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 27163

Average Rating: 2.1/4

# of Ratings: 5

Theatrical Release Date: 08/26/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/01/2016

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Gus Van Sant

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Katie Aselton, Jordan Gavaris, Ken Watanabe, James Saito

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Unexpected High Levels of Schmaltz

Snoogans - wrote on 09/07/2016

'The Sea of Trees' is director Gus Van Sant's latest heavy drama. I like the guy's style, even if I don't care for all of his films. That said, this may very well be one of his worst efforts. His visual direction and the highly capable actors are really the only positives I can muster for this film. We start with a great long scene of little dialogue that perfectly sets up our main character and his goal of suicide. I was in. Then the the rest of the film started a slow downhill roll into predictable nonsense. Arthur (McConaughey) visits Japan's famed Aokigahara Forrest (aka Suicide Forrest) to do just that. He meets another man (Watanabe) who has slit his wrists, but has had a change of heart and is desperately lost in the dense forrest. The two then become lost together and …

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The Sea of Trees - Movie Review

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/02/2016

I can't remember the last time I wanted to see a film so badly just to see what all the bad reception was about. For what was my most anticipated movie of 2015 to suddenly get forgotten after one screening at a festival, which that alone is bad sigh that your movie is bad. I loved "Elephant" and I couldn't wait to see this, but my heart sank after seeing the bad press the film got from the Cannes screening. Even reading the bad reviews I still couldn't get a gasp of how this turned out bad and it only made me want to see the movie even more.

And I finally got a chance to watch it and while I don't think it's as awful as people have said, but this is unfortunately a messy film that could have easily been good. If only it was in the right hands.

I remember a time when I couldn't …

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