'To the Wonder' is a beautiful blunder

April 12, 2013 12:30 AM

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'To the Wonder' is a beautiful blunder

Marina and Neil take a scenic journey to Normandy and find themselves in awe at their budding love. Awe is not exactly the film audience's reaction.

Director Terrence Malick presents great beauty on the screen, but that doesn't save this pretentious, incoherent mess (*½ out of four; rated R; opens Friday in select cities) from insufferable tedium. Straining to be poetic and profound, Wonder emerges protracted and vapid, like a parody of an art f...

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