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Brad Pitt: 'I've Got Issues' with Christianity

'Tree of Life' star says he grew up in the faith, and questioned it even at a young age

Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, one of the year's most anticipated movies, made its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and Brad Pitt, one of the stars of the film, said that he questioned his own Christian upbringing from a young age.

"I grew up with Christianity, and I remember questioning greatly some things that didn't work for me, [and] some things did," Pitt said at a press conference, as quoted by TheInsider.com. "I grew up being told that God's gonna take care of everything and it doesn't always work out that way, and when it doesn't work out that way, then it's God's will. I got my issues man, don't even get me started...I got my issues."

Pitt also said, "Many people find religion to be something inspiring. . . . I myself find it very stifling as an individual." (CT has requested an interview with Pitt; stay tuned.)

Meanwhile, the reviews are beginning to come in, with mixed results, and even boos!


IndieWire: 'A Universe-Spanning Search for God'

Variety: "Inescapably divisive picture could captivate the zeitgeist for a spell."

The Guardian: "An unashamedly epic reflection on love and loss."

MovieLine: "It's all about life, but does Malick care much for people?"

Huff Post: "It's brilliant."

Hollywood Reporter: "A beauteous creation that ponders the imponderables."

Slant: "Malick's ultimate doctrine on light, sound, religion, rage, regret, guilt, promise, and memory."

NY Times: "A cosmic head movie of the most ambitious order."

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