Saturday, June 11, 2005

review - Mr. and Mrs. Smith

2/5 Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Bratt Pitt plays John Smith (the most anonymous name ever!) while Angelina Jolie plays wife Jane Smith, both living double lives as secret agents, unbeknownst to each other.

One day, they are both assigned to take out a bad guy, only to have their attempts foiled by each other. Each goes searching for the enemy agent only to find out that they are after each other!

Really dumb, cartoonish film with no redeeming qualities. Pitt and Jolie make an attractive couple, but the plot, of which there is more than I mentioned, isn't intriguing at all. It's a poor cousin to both War of the Roses and True Lies.

Directed by Doug Liman, responsible for the directing the Bourne Identity and producing both Bourne films starring Matt Damon, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is an example of what's wrong with so many films today - no substance beyond the eye candy. Angelina Jolie is deliciously sexy at all times, whether she's laying out dinner escaping out the window from her Manhattan skyscraper suite. Brad Pitt goes through the motions, but doesn't turn in a performance that will be remembered for an Oscar nomination.

Not something I would buy on DVD, see again or recommend.

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