That's exactly what you get with this film. The questions it poses, directly or indirectly, only give rise to more questions.
The film is a loose family drama that centres around Jack (Hunter McCracken; adult version Sean Penn), the eldest of three children, who's torn between his father's (Brad Pitt) and mother's (Jessica Chastain) opposing methods of rearing a child.
Writer/director Terrence Malick's latest work is as dense a movie as you're likely to come across. You will be baffled at the fragmented, non-linear bits that probe philosophical questions about our existence, religion, life and everything in between. It's a thinking person's film from a deeply intellectual filmmaker who once taught philosophy.
Very little dialogue is spoken throughout the film, which has four narrators. Often, the dialogue is inaudible and fades out, a comment on the insignificance of humans in the grand scheme of the galaxy.
It's not a Friday night date movie or a flick for you and a couple of buddies to passively sit through. But as lacking in entertainment as the film is, there's no denying Malick's genius. The film is a masterfully crafted work of art from one of the few auteurs still alive today.