On the anniversary of his brother's death, troubled architect Jack O'Brien (Penn) ponders his place in the universe, leading inevitably to powerful memories of his turbulent '50s childhood in Waco, Texas - in particular, his formative relationship with his ethereal mother (Chastain) and disciplinarian father (Pitt).
There is simply nothing like it out there: profound, idiosyncratic, complex, sincere and magical; a confirmation that cinema can aspire to art.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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