VODREVIEWSUnder The Tree shows how Iceland handles first world drama

Under The Tree is one of those movies that left me scratching my head. Somehow, Iceland thinks this is a comedy. A film about two neighbors battling it out among suicide, crippled marriages and a missing cat. Sure, if you slap Seth Rogen into the mix…you’re bound for a few laughs. But, the material here is treated with the seriousness that the Sons of Bergman stuff into everyone of their pictures. Cue the complaints from...
October 21, 201886/1002 min
In Theaters
July 6th, 2018
On VOD
Oct 9th, 2018
Length
1 hr and 30 mins
Studio
Magnolia
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
Overall Score
Rating Summary
UNDER THE TREE follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reached a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control.

Under The Tree is one of those movies that left me scratching my head. Somehow, Iceland thinks this is a comedy. A film about two neighbors battling it out among suicide, crippled marriages and a missing cat. Sure, if you slap Seth Rogen into the mix…you’re bound for a few laughs. But, the material here is treated with the seriousness that the Sons of Bergman stuff into everyone of their pictures. Cue the complaints from our Northern friends complaining about the off-culture comparison.

Did I enjoy it? Sure, but I really dig on polite human misery. How many times are we going to keep traipising down the cul-de-sac to see how bad suburban whites around the world have it? I can look at my front door and see that. Well, I could if I would stop trying to find Japanese Edits of American films on YouTube. Seriously, check out the alternate cut of Mac and Me. It’s way darker.

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