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Watch: Terrence Malick Directed Ad For Sonic Drive-In Plus Brad Pitt Narrated 'To The Wonder' Trailer

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 2, 2013 4:26 PM
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Sonic To The Wonder (skip crop)

Among the many visually stunning moments in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," there is one what will give viewers a bit of a pause -- it's the sight of a Sonic Drive-In. Yes, the fast food chain makes a quick appearance in the movie and it's a jarring reminder that the this is the first Malick movie to take place entirely in a contemporary setting, and hell, he makes it look beautiful. And whaddya know, he's gone ahead and directed an ad for the restaurant, and it's pretty shocking.

Yep, Malick has sold out to the corporate powers that be and put together this spot that combines his trademark music and visuals with some tasty burgers. But really, this is obviously a joke -- it's created by Brian Carmody and it made us laugh so watch below. "To The Wonder" hits on April 12th. Bonus round: A Brad Pitt narrated trailer from Rope Of Silicon.

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  • BEF | April 3, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    I've actually seen To the Wonder so I found myself chuckling ("what if I choose the wrong thing?") because Sonic does have two key scenes in "To the Wonder" one with hope, one with jealousy.

  • Gatsby | April 3, 2013 9:47 AMReply

    The sonic one was not funny at all but the brad pitt narrated one got a chuckle here. The original ad was so hammy but sort of worked with these visuals lol

  • C | April 3, 2013 8:44 AMReply

    HAHA take it easy guys. The sonic ad was great

  • claude | April 3, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Should we blame Keith Jagernauth or his editor for letting this abysmal post see the light of day? Both perhaps. Shameful.

  • Claude | April 4, 2013 12:12 AM

    Ha! Let's not forget Kevin's mom Kelly. She is not guilt free in this debacle.

  • Alan B | April 3, 2013 2:52 AM

    If Keith is Kevin's father, then yeah, we should probably blame him for his child's conduct. Damn you, Keith! Damn you!

  • yer | April 2, 2013 5:50 PMReply

    awful post.

  • I | April 2, 2013 5:13 PMReply

    This is not the 'first Malick film to take place in a a contemporary setting.' Some of the scenes in Tree Of Life were set in modern day.

  • bohmer | April 2, 2013 5:05 PMReply

    thanks for wasting my precious time...

  • Dorian | April 2, 2013 4:47 PMReply


  • Tom | April 2, 2013 4:45 PMReply

    er... I thought April Fool's Day was yesterday !

  • Brian | April 2, 2013 4:30 PMReply

    That was horrendous. Shame on you The Playlist for posting such garbage.

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