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Mr. And Mrs. Smith- Brad Pitt as John Smith

 

 

Description:

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 film, directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith tells the tale of John and Jane Smith, an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. John is a successful construction contractor, Jane, an intelligent computer systems entrepreneur. But each of them has a secret that the other doesn't know: they are both legendary assassins. When they are assigned the same target and essentially cancel out each other's mission, they end up trading shots at each other (literally and figuratively) when they are assigned to assassinate one another. Finally, when fighting at their house they reconcile but later find out that their respective agencies have sent assassins to kill them both.
 

Released amidst rumors of romance between costars Angelina Jolie and soon-to-be-divorced Brad Pitt, Mr. and Mrs. Smith offers automatic weapons and high explosives as the cure for marital boredom. The premise of this exhausting action-comedy (no relation to the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock comedy starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery) is that the unhappily married Smiths (Pitt and Jolie) will improve their relationship once they discover their mutually-hidden identities as world-class assassins, but things get complicated when their secret-agency bosses order them to rub each other out. There's plenty of amusing banter in the otherwise disposable screenplay by Simon Kinberg (xXx: State of the Union, Fantastic Four), and director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) gives Pitt and Jolie a slick, glossy superstar showcase that's innocuous but certainly never boring. It could've been better, but as an action-packed summer confection, Mr. and Mrs. Smith kills two hours in high style.


Main cast

* Brad Pitt John Smith
* Angelina Jolie Jane Smith
* Adam Brody Benjamin Diaz
* Vince Vaughn Eddie


Trivia

* Rumors that Pitt and Jolie began a real-life affair while filming this movie sparked a tabloid media frenzy in late 2004-early 2005, which only intensified when Pitt subsequently broke up with his wife, Jennifer Aniston. Both Pitt and Jolie have consistently denied any such affair took place. During media promotion for the film, both Pitt and Jolie required reporters to sign a contract forbidding any questions about their rumored relationship.

* Since the aforementioned media frenzy, the rumors that Brad and Angelina are dating have continued. Neither party has confirmed, but denials have also become less frequent. When Pitt reportedly travelled with Jolie to Ethiopia (where she adopted her second child, Zahara Marley Jolie) the rumor mill was sparked again, but both parties and the press stress that Jolie adopted as a single mother, so the pair's status remains a mystery. In August and September 2005 the two were seen together several times in Alberta, Canada where Pitt was shooting a movie.

* When Benjamin is being held captive, he is wearing a Fight Club T-shirt, a reference to a previous film starring Brad Pitt.

* The novelization of this film includes joking references to Mrs. Smith looking like some glamorous movie star (an allusion to Angelina Jolie), while Mr. Smith is said to resemble ... Brad Pitt.

* Two versions of the main poster for this film exist: one in which Jolie is shown holding a gun in her garter (as illustrated above) and a second version without.

 

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Movie Review:

 

Do you want to watch a movie that makes you think?. Go watch another movie, it is as simple as that. But if you simply want to have some fun, give "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" a try.

The film starts with a bored couple that goes to a marriage counselor in order to do something to save their marriage. They seem a couple like many others, so immersed in their routine that they hardly pay attention to each other. John Smith (Brad Pitt) is an architect, Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) works with computers. They have dinner at seven o'clock everyday, and don't talk too much.

But... not all is at it seems in their apparently ordinary lives. As a matter of fact, both are assassins working for rival companies. Neither Jane nor John knows about the extracurricular activities of their other half, despite the fact that they have been married for six years. But soon enough they will find out, as both are assigned the same target, "The tank" (an adorable Adam Brody). Will things get worse before they get better?. Can we expect to enter into a combat zone when the Smiths start to solve their domestic issues?. And will we enjoy it?. See the movie, and find out!.

What more can I say about "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", so you have more elements to decide whether you will watch it?. Let's see... To start with, this movie has lots of action (guns, knives and bombs included), so if you don't like action movies I don't advice you to choose it. Also, there is sharp dialogue that is surprisingly funny sometimes, mostly when the Smiths are bickering (thank you, Simon Kinberg, for the screenplay). What is more, you can always enjoy Brad and Angelina's on-screen chemistry, that is really outstandingly good.

On the other hand, I felt that the ending was somehow contrived, and that some kind of closure was missing. That is the reason why I will probably watch this film again when it is released in dvd, in the hope that the director (Doug Liman) decides to give us an alternate ending that makes more sense.