The Sea of Trees

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It's love and loss that lead Arthur Brennan, across the world to Japan's Aokigahara, a mysterious dense forest known as The Sea of Trees lapping the foothills of Japan's Mount Fuji - a place where people go to contemplate life and death. Arthur enters the depths of the forest and loses himself beyond the guiding ribbons threaded through the trees by many before him.

Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who also appears to have lost his way. Unable to leave Takumi behind, Arthur invests all of his remaining energy into saving Takumi and returning him to safety.

The two men embark on a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife.

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D/A+
Matthew McConaughey gets lost in Gus Van Sant’s deathly dull Sea Of Trees.
23d ago
Gus Van Sant's 'suicide rehab' film is blighted by ridiculous contrivances and overwrought performances
23d ago
The sparring couple at its center are played by Naomi Watts, a fearless actress who seems game for anything, and Matthew McConaughey, who just seems off his game here.
23d ago
35/100
McConaughey and Naomi Watts swap tired dialogue as an unhappily married couple in this tedious disappointment.
23d ago
This pre-Cannes Roadside Attractions acquisition officially ends Matthew McConaughey’s exceptional recent run of top-notch performances.
23d ago
30/100
Mr. Van Sant has always had a sentimental streak — reaching some kind of apogee with “Restless,” in 2011 — but a better script might have replaced literalness with the emotional...
23d ago
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