Film summary seemed OK, Christian bale, Natalie Portman, Kate Blanchet and other - tick!! But then the film started...It's a film about a spoilt bloke having a mid life crisis that no one on earth would empathise with. If your friend was minted, left his wife, slept about, had a fab time in Vegas, LA etc.. But then moped about on beaches, staring at the sea looking wistful 50% of the time you'd feel compelled to give him a slap and tell him to buck his ideas up. Instead Terence Malik encourages the lead to mope about a bit more, and then a bit more, and then some more, and then it ends. I was like 'seriously'!! What the hell was that drivvle.!!! `I never give up on a film and I stayed with this one out of of sheer bloody kindness to see if it improved slightly. It didn't. Use the 2 hours saved from not watching this film towards something more life affirming like bleaching your tea mugs.