Title: Song to Song
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman
Studio: Broad Green Pictures
Rated: R (For some sexuality, nudity, drug use and language)
I suppose we need to get personal with this review. I have issues with God. I have many issues with God. I have enough issues with God right now that I’m not even praying. I don’t see much of a point in doing so. Prayers have been answered before, but a key prayer of mine that I desperately want to be answered has not been. It’s not even a selfish prayer either if my well-worn copy of the Bible is to be believed. The desires of my heart are not only human nature, but that of a spiritual one, which makes the lack of a response all the more frustrating. How ironic then that Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” tackles not nessicarily that desire, but the circumstances surrounding the desire. This is a director who makes movies about spiritual questioning and doubt, and he has delivered another movie during a pivotal moment in my life when I needed to see it.
Parents, there are several scenes of strong sexuality. Mild nudity, all things considered. Also some language and drug content. Recommended for ages 17 and up.