Two words for this film – self-conscious. Looks like 2001 A space odyssey – in Waco Texas. Terrance Malick is a name I remember from college, a new young playwright helped by Dr. Ballet’s OADR in U of Minnesota Theatre Dept. I could get into the real (almost too real) scenes of a boy growing up – but all that space, and nature outside of whatever the plot was were a problem for me. I’m old fashioned in a way. I like plot and character development. The other worldly aspects of this film don’t work for me. Another side of Brad Pitt surfaces however. A movie on drugs.