OSCAR SPECIAL: The Tree of Life (2011)

tree of life

It’s Oscar Week on Alcohollywood, and with the Academy Awards coming up, we’re playing a drinking game to the Best Picture nominee we thought it would be most difficult to make a drinking game for – Terrence Malick’s 2011 head-scratcher The Tree of Life! This beautifully-shot picture is definitely not for everyone, so check your expectations of linear plot, narrative clarity, and NOT seeing dinosaurs at the door.

Apart from this film, Jared and Clint also give their thoughts on the current run of nominees. Who do you think will win? Leave us a comment!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Pretentia-saurus

tree of life cocktail

2 parts green apple-flavored vodka

1 part white grape juice

2 parts ginger ale

Combine, stir, garnish with celery. (A simple drink for a complicated movie.)

 

 

 

 

DRINKING RULES FOR THE TREE OF LIFE:

  1. Every time you see the sun (two drinks if the sun is shining through something)
  2. Any time you hear a hushed voiceover
  3. Surreal imagery (things that could not reasonably happen in reality, e.g. Jessica Chastain floating in the air)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Mrs. O’Brien’s (Jessica Chastain) friend says to her: “Life Goes On.”

Next week, tune in for another user request as we dive into Luc Besson’s 1997 sci fi vision of leopard-print unitards, floating taxis and blue alien opera-popsingers, The Fifth Element!

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