“ Genre: Action & Adventure / Theatrical Release: 2005 / Director: Doug Liman / Actors: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie ... / DVD released 25 November, 2005 at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Anamorphic, PAL „
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Directed by Doug Liman (Swingers) and starring the combined might of Brad Pitt (Oceans Eleven) and Angelina Jolie (Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow) Mr. And Mrs. Smith is one film that screamed potential. Unfortunately this light hearted tale of the ultimate marital dispute does not contain the same easy going humor and consummate coolness that all 3 players have proven themselves capable of providing.
The film stars Pitt as Mr. John Smith a mild mannered husband by day, hired assassin by night. Jolie plays his unwitting wife Jane, a quiet suburban housewife by day, hired assassin by night; for a different company! Both parties struggle to keep the 2 lives separate but succeed at keeping up the visage of a quiet suburban couple. That all changes when the 2 are hired to kill the same person, get in each others way, and are given just 48 hours to take out their spouse.
Surprisingly enough it''s these 2 normally talented entertainers that prove to doom the film. As a couple they lack even a spark of chemistry and as a result potentially energetic scenes fizzle out and die before they can get started. Alone they are better, but still there can be no denying that neither star is on top form. Brad Pitt is easily one of my favorite actors but here he just can''t seem to raise his spirits enough to pull off the goofy charm required. His facial mannerisms are just a little to subdued for the comedic scenes, but a little to prevalent for the more action packed moments. Jolie on the other hand manages the films visual gags with aplomb, but just can''t seem to raise her own unique spark for her exchanges with Pitt.
The film works better as an action movie. I''ve liked Liman''s style ever since The Bourne Identity and once again he''s not afraid to shake things up. He''s not of the Michael Baye school of directing where every scene has to feature the same camera shots, the same flashy cars, and the same lame one liners. There''s just something raw about his style that utilizes every day objects and vehicles to make the action feel like it takes place in the real world. One scene in particular featured the couple shooting it out in there own small town home, throwing kitchen knives around and pulling shot guns from the oven, yet still the setting feels real. It''s this feeling combined with Liman''s shakey but well placed camera that helps to give the audience a sense of place during the action scenes, and it''s this that makes them so much fun.
It''s just a shame that so much of the film relies on the non existent chemistry between its stars. Simon Kinberg has done such a good job on the films script, bringing out scenes involving a marriage guidance councilor with comedic genius, and adding such a light hearted spark to the literally explosive break down of a marriage. Yet the fact that Jolie and Pitt so badly fail to ignite that spark means that all his work was in vain. Vince Vaughn does his best in an extended cameo as John''s partner in crime Eddie, and to be honest his natural timing and eminently watchable charisma do breath life back into any scene he features in. Sadly he''s not at the center of the film, and his energy disappears as soon as he does.
Believe me I wish I didn''t have to say this. The film does have a witty script, solid direction, and some very good support. Yet the fact that both Pitt and Jolie are on a bad day means that none of those aspects raise more than a chuckle, and the majority of the film is much more of a chore than it deserves to be.
Mr and Mrs Smith DVD - the one where Brangalina was created!
It was inevitable that a film staring two of the most sexiest actors on the planet was going to have some talking points but no one could have guessed exactly what when the two actors got together on set. I wanted to see this film for a long time as it had so much hype surrounding it and in the end I liked it but it's never going to be a classic and it wasn't that good really if you compare it to, what I think is a similar film, True Lies with Arnie and Jamie Lee Curtis which is much more cleverer and funnier but hey, it was fun to watch now and again.
Anyway, the film features Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their characters are John Smith and Jane Smith, very inventive! They are married but are going through some marriage problems which we see in a scene at the therapists office. Unbeknowst to each of them, they are both trained lethal assassins and work for different agencies but when a hit goes wrong they are both assigned a new target, each other. What follows is basically lots of scenes of near misses, thrills, comedy and quite a lot of sex-appeal between the two characters. It's quite funny because it's all still played out in suburbia and in one scene they steal a Minivan and take that as they try to escape some assassins.
I really liked the character of Vince Vaughn who played Eddie who was their friend and the one who sort of egged them on. He's an assassin himself but doesn't want to take on the job of killing either of them.
The action scenes are good, Angelina in my opinion has always been good at action scenes and delivers them well. Brad is a major crush of mine so I think he looks good in anything he does and am willing to forgive him for some of the more cheesier scenes in this film.
The DVD is rated 15 as it contains moderate sex and violence. The special features include commentaries, deleted scenes, making a scene and trailers and the film runs for approximately 115 minutes.
Yesterday I read a review on Mr. And Mrs. Smith and it reminded me how much I loved that film. I watched it again and I found it pretty exciting film again. If you belong to those few ones who haven't seen the film yet, here you find one more review convincing you to watch it soon.
The film is an action film with very strong chemistry between the two leading actors. The film was released in 2005 and as I remember we could hardly buy tickets so many people wanted to see this film. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Go, Fair Game). The screenplay was written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes). The classification is 15 years and older. The running time is 115 minutes.
Angelina Jolie - Jane Smith
Brad Pitt - John Smith
Vince Vaughn - Eddie (John's friend)
Adam Brody - Benjamin Danz
The film starts with a talk at the marriage counselling. Jane and John are married for five or six years - both say different. They cannot even recall the date when they had sex last time. It is obvious that they are not happy. Then we see them in action: they leave the beautiful house at the same time one goes to left the other to the right. In their "office" they are confident again. Both of them are assassins but at different firms. After they have done their mission for the day they return home and behave just like normal people. As their marriage was built on lies and none of them wants to tell the truth their life is dull.
When the firms realise that they are married to each other they got the mission to kill the other. Well, they do everything to kill each other. Who is better? Jane, who makes plans? John, who listens to his intuitions?
I really enjoyed this film. The story is exciting and full of twists and turns. It is quite difficult to find out exactly the end. I loved it because it was an engaging film with loads of action. I liked also the relationship of Jane and John. They were passionate and the chemistry really worked between them. The dance when they first met was really sexy. I really liked them when they had their dinner just before they started to chase for each other. They were fantastic.
I think both of them were a perfect match for this film. They are excellent actors separately and the chemistry between them worked very well. They were good in action and in romantic scenes too. I really loved their performance. The screenplay was well written and the little competitions who goes out first by car, Jane as the perfect chef at home, the hidden arsenal, etc. all these were well planned and they worked and gave a little spice to the film.
I preferred Angelina Jolie's performance to Brad Pitt in this film but both were brilliant. I also liked Vince Vaughn as John's friend. My favourite plot with him was when he tried to defend John from Jane. He was brilliant with that gun in his hand. He was funny.
The Smiths lived in such a well equipped house! Two assassins in a house: both hiding their arsenal...
Although I watched the film about 3 hours ago I can't recall its music. It obviously had soundtrack but it fitted the film so well that it was hardly noticeable. The soundtrack was released on CD. The film is available on DVD for 4.93 pounds and on blu-ray for 6.99 pounds from Amazon which is a bargain I think. I highly recommend this film if you like action.
Angelina Jolie is hot and sexy. Brad Pitt is hot and sexy. Put the two of them together and you get one heck of a hot and sexy couple. Even their character names (John Smith, Jane Smith) suggest they are meant for one another. But are they happy? Well, that's a wholly different matter. It started with passion for sure, following a chance encounter in a foreign country, they get engaged and married but as years go by, their passion sizzles. Their lives are repetitive, they share the same bed but the sex is never there. But their married lives are about to get more interesting. It turns out John (Pitt) is an assassin, and so is Jane (Jolie). Unknowingly they are both hired for the same job. With their identities revealed, one of them must go, but which one? Since neither one of them is willing to just "roll over and play dead," the plot, along with the characters' lives, become more and more twisted.
So this domestic war begins and the gloves are coming off. Since these two are highly paid, highly successful killers, the guns are out, the knives are carved and anything can be turned into a weapon. Their first no-mercy, physical fight is explosive, creative and basically nothing survives in their home. But the question remains, are they really capable of killing each other? They have taken out many targets in the past for sure, but this is not the same situation. What if during the "five or six" years of marriage they actually did fall in love with one another? So hurting each other is possible when facing the other at gunpoint, would the trigged be pulled? It's intriguing what years of cohabitation can do and how love can affect people over the years.
The chemistry between the leading pair shares is phenomenal. Even during the most serious fights their presence adds so much comedy, the classic example of this being the intense car chase during which the couple decides to tell each other everything, including previous marriage(s), truth about their parents, heritage etc. It's one hysterical scene of give and take of shocking truths whilst taking heavy fire from the bad guys. Doug Liman, who gave us some thrilling action in "The Bourne Identity," continues his stream of successful, highly entertaining set of full-blown explosive scenes, the highlight being this specific car chase. The protagonists are in their pyjamas, their weapons include pistols, golf clubs and quite unexpectedly, a pair of sliding doors, and they're riding a family vehicle. They are being chased by three muscle cars with men carrying machine guns. Plenty of room for action and humour - a balance that Liman is perfectly capable of achieving.
The deceptively simple plot does thicken however; as they start realising that it was no accident the two of them were sent for the same target. There are betrayals and traitors but it never lets go of the humour. Jolie's cutthroat, uptight, cold, no-nonsense personality plus Pitt's cheeky, often dumb and sarcastic comments give the perfect variety of comedy that is bound to make you crack up at least once. The two of them so casually getting into numerous verbal bickering is tremendous fun, scenes handled incredibly well by the two charismatic leads. Although not condoning adultery in any way in relation to what's going on in real life, the two actors do look great together. Even from the start of the film, it's obvious there are disagreements, plenty of friction, as well as held back, unspoken truths. It's hard to imagine anyone else pulling off the role of Jane Smith than Angelina Jolie. Nicole Kidman was first signed up for the role: thank god she never got the chance to star in this. Vince Vaughn also appears for some excellent comic relief as John's friend - the theme "a grown man living with his mother" being the hilarious running gag with any scene involving him.
Perhaps the only noticeable downfall of this film is its last act. The secrets have all been exposed and a final showdown at a department store takes place. It's all fabulous, with Jolie on fine form, throwing kitchen knives, Pitt making an utter fool of himself with his clumsiness and overall, the beginning of the gunfight is an impressive, slightly chaotic action sequence. But the problem arises when it goes on for far too long. Even worse, to slow things down even more, director Liman wants us to catch some of the highlights in slow-motion, with melancholy music. This is why even though there are plenty of bullets flying around all over the place, with the occasional bazooka missiles narrowly missing our two heroes, the final few minutes of the film can be unbelievably tedious.
"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" is a fun action comedy with immensely likeable leads who give the words "on-screen chemistry" a whole new meaning, good plot and some top-notch action. It's definitely an enjoyable blockbuster film that does justice to the talents involved. The plot is of course slightly far-fetched and explaining the motives behind the villains isn't handled too neatly, but the film is full of undeniably fun moments that hardly require any bit of thinking. So sit back and enjoy the ride, and most importantly, try not to think too hard.
I watched this movie shortly after it's release in 2005 as I've always been a fan of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and wasn't disappointed. I have seen mixed reviews since but I thought it was quite a good action movie and was entertaining enough. It is actually quite funny too and original in it's plot. The only problem I found was that it took a while to get into it and get going as the story is set up.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the lead roles and play husband and wife who find out they are both assassins who have secretly been leading double lives for a while now. If you've ever seen True Lies it's a bit like that really in regards to the storyline. This movie starts with the pair having marriage counselling and are trying to work out why their relationship has suffered and is fading over the years. We are introduced to them both and how they first met while both on seperate assignments in Columbia. The problem is really their secrets and lies and the fact that neither of them know what the other is doing.
Alot of the movie is focuses on their marriage problems. However, these is action too as we see them in their secret jobs. It is probably about half way into the movie that they discover what each other does and that they are both doing the same job for different people. They are both hired to kill the same target which is quite funny in itself. As you can imagine they have a heated exchange of views over this and realise that one must kill the other to save them from their bosses.
However, now they know they must work together to save their own lives. It's ironic that while their marriage isn't working they now have to act as a team and unite in their work to survive. To be honest with you it's a bit slow perhaps to build up to this point but once it gets going it is great.
These two are fantastic together and make the whole marriage thing believable. They do make a great team and have that sort of unspoken bond that makes them perfect together as they unite. It's defiantely a movie that's worth getting a copy of for less than £5 nowadays and is good fun.
There was a lot of hype surrounding this film when it first came out because of the relationship the two main stars were having in real life. However the actual film is well worth a look at even without the surrounding extra publicilty. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play Mr and Mrs Smith, an apparently happily married couple for 5 or 6 years ( depending on which one you speak to). What they don't know is secretly they are working as assassins for rival companies. It's not until they are both asked by their companies to kill the same person that the penny finally drops. An internal struggle then starts between their sense of duty and their love for each other. I'm not going to spoil it for you by telling you the ending. However the special effects are excellent and so is the supporting cast. There are some humerous moments in the film as well. Brad especially is funny when he is being searched for weapons in a restaurant and the searcher ( who is off camera ) gets to a certain part of his body. He looks into the camera with a pleasureable smile which immediately disappears when the searcher comes back into view. Although I would say with the degree of violence in this film it's not aimed at the younger family, I think older children and adults will find it enjoyable and would consider adding it to thier dvd collection.
John Smith (Pitt) meets Jane (Jolie) in Columbia after an assassination has been carried out. The pair must think quickly when Columbian police are searching for foreigners traveling on their own.
The audience gets the picture immediately as these two assassins (blissfully ignorant of each other's profession) tentatively conceal their knife and gun as they improvise the pretence of being a couple to avoid arrest.
After spending a celebratory night together, they hit it off and get hitched. The next scene is 5 years later and the couple is having a rough patch, probably due to their highly secretive lives. Still clueless as to their partner's daily activities, they appear to be a normal couple, granted a little bit distant but hey - these things happen.
What's not so normal however is when husband and wife are sent to hit the same target and get in each others way. Using their respective agencies resources, they discover each others identity and hilarity thus prevails as they sneakily yet obviously try to make the other slip up and reveal their true self before trying to kill each other.
Their love is once again ignited after some inter-couple warfare in their suburban mansion when neither can bring themselves to finish the job. They subsequently become the targets of well, er, everyone and must battle to save their lives and marriage along the way.
The script is original and funny, with stereotypical marital arguments cropping up mid-firefight which had me giggling and with maybe Hollywood's most beautiful couple starring, the stunning fight action and chemistry makes you wonder about the Pitt/Jolie lifestyle off-camera.
This is the film that sparked controversy, hatred and even delight over Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston's broken marriage- Angelina Jolie being the cause of it all. Whether it is true that she met Brad Pitt on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith and they fell in love there, no one can deny the incredible on-screen romance that served into making this movie such a success. While it can definitely be ranked as an action film, the outstanding and evident sizzling chemistry that lingers all throughout can very easily shift the film into a Romantic Drama. I am not a fan of Angelina Jolie but even I cannot deny the great performance she delivered in the character of Jane in the film.
Jane and John Smith seem like an average albeit very wealthy couple with their usual ups and downs. And like in every couple, each of them has his and her own secrets. However, in their cases, the secrets run deep- both of them are undercover agents for rival firms; and neither wife nor husband knows the real profession of their spouse. When the secret is out, Jane and John's respective firms order them to kill each other. Both of them accept their cases with determination- after all, their marriage was based on lies and not love, wasn't it?
As mentioned in my introduction, the first element that struck me in this film was not the unusual but entertaining plot, but the raw sizzling chemistry between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the film. The eye contact was practically permanent all throughout, and I think that this shed truth over the adage: if looks could kill. These two lead actors were pure electricity in motion- to such an extent that even the fight and action scenes held a strong romantic atmosphere. It was maybe a little too much of a raw sexual atmosphere mingled with romance, but it did give a nice contribution to the melodrama depicted in the film. Their body languages were also very, very in synch to each other; and this element was just enhanced by the outstanding acting of both Jolie and Pitt.
This is also a film with a great plot: The combo of action, hatred and romance gave an extremely unusual touch and atmosphere to the film as a whole. There is none of the fairytale lovey dovey couple depicted in Mr and Mrs Smith, it was more of a realistic depiction, well, as realistic as it can be, judging by the huge number of escapist factors. What I mean by realistic is the way that they did not try to enhance the husband-wife relationship in the film. John and Jane had problems communicating and opening up to each other, especially after having fallen in the dreaded routine of marriage. That was the part that I admired the most. At the time I watched this film, I was quite sick of the usual perfect dream-like couples depicted in nearly all films. And like I mentioned, there is a pleasant but paradoxical blend of escapism and realism all through the film, which only enhanced the unusual, but outstanding storyline.
As far as the action scenes are concerned, I cannot really compare them to action scenes in other movies since I usually stay as far as I can from this genre of films. But I can say that they were fast-paced, with the occasional blood. In this film, though, I have to say that the gory fight scenes were extremely, extremely humoristic and wickedly pleasant to watch!
* Brad Pitt
* Angelina Jolie
* Vince Vaughn
* Adam Brody
* Kerry Washington
* Making Of
* Commentary tracks
* Deleted Scenes
I really loved the commentary tracks even if I was disappointed that these were from the Director, the screen writer and the producers. I would have loved hearing a track from the lead actors!
The one downside to this film is that there are certain scenes that could have used a little bit of polishing off. But overall, a highly recommended film. Whether you are on Angerlina or Jenifer team today, this is a dramatic movie that is guaranteed to bring laughs and captivate audiences of both genders.
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Starring Pitt & Jolie
Genre: Tongue-in-cheek action
Body Count: 49 (Only a little blood though)
Imdb.com score sit 6.4 out of 10.0 (64,324 votes)
RuN-TiMe 120 minutes flat
Suited: Adults and couples
If ever a film ended up a vanity project then it's this one, which originally put out a lot of folks off, including me. Seeing real life married couples play the same role on screen is both a great idea and a naff one. Fortunately it seems to work here and the two do have some sexual chemistry on screen, two actors apart in their own movies that never seem to produce that for me. This film is particularly funny when they do the shrink scene on the couch and talk about their relationship, which, at the point of making this film, was rather rocky, perhaps this production even helping to save their marriage.
Marriage Counselor: On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate the happiness of your marriage?
Jane Smith: 8.
John Smith: Wait. Could you clarify? Is 10 the highest? 10 being perfectly happy and 1 being totally miserable or...
Marriage Counselor: Just respond instinctively.
John Smith: Ok. Ready?
Jane Smith, John Smith: 8.
Just about every A-List star was associated with this film at some point and it was nearly the fragrant and fragile Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp playing the married assassins, the twist in the film being each is oblivious to each others chosen careers.
After a reported 50 script draughts, Jolie coming in at the last minute to replace the already cast Catherine Zeta Jones, the budget was settled on, teeth were polished and the latest version of the War of the Roses went into production.
Jane Smith: There's this huge space between us, and it just keeps filling up with everything that we *don't* say to each other. What's that called?
Marriage Counselor: Marriage.
Brad Pitt ... John Smith
Angelina Jolie ... Jane Smith
Vince Vaughn ... Eddie
Adam Brody ... Benjamin Danz
Kerry Washington ... Jasmine
Keith David ... Father
Chris Weitz ... Martin Coleman
Rachael Huntley ... Suzy Coleman
Michelle Monaghan ... Gwen
So, married couple John (Pitt) and Jane (Jolie) Smith are both assassins for two different covert agencies and as I said before both oblivious to each others professions. They live in a huge house in the leafy Washington suburbs and share the domestic chores. But, alas, the marriage is on the rocks and they are seeing a councilor. And because their relationship is almost over their employers put out a contract out on each of them, at the same time, both no longer trusted, the twist being they unknowingly accept a contract to kill each other. After seeing them do a couple of hits at the start of the film we know they are formidable killers.
Jane is surprisingly keen on killing her husband, the marriage that bad, resulting in an excellent showdown in their martial home.
John Smith: Come to Daddy.
Jane Smith: [after she bashes him with a teapot and headbutts him] Who's your Daddy now?
If you wife wants too kill you then why not kill her back is soon John's ethos. But, of course, they still love each other deep down and flashbacks reveal how they first met and how that chemistry could be recovered through this unusual marital dispute. But their employees still want them dead and John's fixer Eddie (Vince Vaughn) is the first to get offered the new terms for the kill, this profession not the most loyal it seems. They have the option to disappear but this is Hollywood and stars are never bad guys and so always a method to resolve the tricky situation.
John Smith: That's the second time you've tried to kill me today.
Jane Smith: Oh, come on, it was just a little bomb
I have to say this was better than I hoped. I'm not a huge fan of Pitt or Jolie and they are too perfect to engage with me on screen. But the added spice that these two are married gives the film an encouraging spicy ironic bite and you begin to go with it. Jolie has previous in this type of gun strapped to the thigh action role with stuff like Wanted and the Lara Croft movies and so convinces in the rough and tumble world of laser sights and stun grenades, Pitt always macho and appealing to most men and women on screen, Fight Club his best work for me.
Obviously they are not going to kill each other and so the film is less about violence and more about the in-jokes and obvious play-off of all those marital put downs. With Doug Liman directing, he of the Bourne movies, the action is also fun and frantic and along side Simon Kinbergs snappy script (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356910/quotes) this does move quickly away from dumbed-down idiot action film territory to a more sophisticated audience. More C4 than ITV lets say. It's just a nice surprise to be ambushed by this, its glossy appeal and perfect teeth cast suggesting this wouldn't work. But its genuinely charismatic screenplay and crashing tempo delivers and although its not a classic, cinemas third most bankable couple produce enough thrills and laughs to justify its weekly rent and you don't end up grumbling that you have seen yet another vacuous Hollywood action movie. Its not edging the fourth dooyoo star though.
Wow, what an unbelievably awful movie! I would urge everybody to avoid wasting 2 hours of their lives on this utter rubbish. Well, it might be a bit cheeky to claim that the whole 2 hours of this film is awful, as I only managed to watch the first hour before reaching for the 'Off' button, but I really couldn't see why the second hour was going to be any better than the first!
We had Sky+'d this when it was on Film4 a while ago and we knew it had been slated by the critics, but we were in the mood for an easy, Hollywood flick last night and we thought this would fit the bill. It didn't.
Mr Smith (Brad Pitt) and Mrs Smith (Angelina Jolie) met in Columbia 6 years ago while they were both on a job (they are both assassins). They got married but have never told each other what they do for a living.
They end up being assigned the same 'hit' by their respective boss's and then discover what each other does. The problem is that they now have to kill each other because they have been compromised.
I can't believe this has been given an average rating of 4/5!
It is boring, boring, boring.
This was the film which got Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together, the general idea seems to be, put the two hottest stars on the planet together and watch the chemistry...boom! Poor old Jennifer Aniston.
The film is directed by Doug Liman who made the Bourne films, which is strange as this lacks any of the depth or seriousness of those films, this is like a modern True Lies with the two hottest people on the planet in the leads.
Basically Pitt and Jolie are John and Jane Smith a boring married couple who unknown to each other are assasins working for rival organisations.
When Jane is given her latest target she realises it is John and both realise the others true identities, do they kill each other or does love conquer all? Watch and find out.
Brad Pitt ... John Smith
Angelina Jolie ... Jane Smith
Vince Vaughn ... Eddie
Adam Brody ... Benjamin Danz
Kerry Washington ... Jasmine
Keith David ... Father
Chris Weitz ... Martin Coleman
Rachael Huntley ... Suzy Coleman
Michelle Monaghan ... Gwen
Stephanie March ... Julie - Associate #1
Jennifer Morrison ... Jade - Associate #2
Theresa Barrera ... Janet - Associate #3
Perrey Reeves ... Jessie - Associate #4
Melanie Tolbert ... Jamie - Associate #5
Jerry T. Adams ... Guard - Bull
I actually don't mind the film, I think Jolie is well cast in some ways as the cold, heartless assassin she just struggles with showing warmth in her more formal 'wifey' character, Pitt is good as always, smouldering and obviously enjoying starring opposite possibly the only person better looking than him. The two stars enjoy the horseplay, action and fighting, it is almost like the film is simply an excuse for these two to get it on, they smoulder together throughout.
The premise is fine, but the organisations they work for aren't fleshed out and their reaction to finding out that their partner is actually a trained killer is underplayed and unrealistic in extremis.
Vince Vaughan is funny as always as Pitt's friend while Adam Brody also puts in a good turn, but really the film is totally about the two main characters, its something they should watch regularly to remember where it all began but for me its an enjoyable but forgettable action film which reminds me of Arnie in True Lies way too much, the mix of action and comedy works but it doesn't really go anywhere.
The DVD is available on Amazon for £2.99 via Marketplace, we bought our copy from Blockbuster for £9.99.
Making a Scene
I rarely write any reviews on films or books as my fellow dooyooers out there really dont seem to appreciate them as I might just possibly give the plot away too much, but im going to give it another go anyway!
Mr & Mrs Smith was released in 2005 and is an action film starring the two absolutley gorgeous stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
I first watched this film when it was on terrestrial tv last monday night. I had not ever felt the urge to rush out and see it before hand and action movies are usually not my scene at all! However, after seeing the film I found myself pleasantly suprised although I have to admit, I did not catch the last fifteen minutes.......lucky for you as now I cannot give the ending away anyway!
Brad & Angelina play Mr & Mrs Smith who met 5 or 6 years ago on 'holiday' not really knowing about each other that they are both secret agents!
Unrealistic yes, but quiet humorous.
They still, 5 or 6 years later are none the wiser that either partners are secret agents and are currently attending marriage counselling. They think there is a 'gap' in the relationship and not enough communication. They seem a normal bickering couple at home with angelina in an apron cooking meals.
At work these two are far from normal, with angelina kicking ass in PVC and Brad handing HUGE guns and having a large weapon den hidden under the garden shed!
The plot thickens as the film goes on with the risk of the couple finding eachother out..this left me on the edge of my seat as I was not sure already rocky marriage might cope with such revealations and big guns under one roof.
The film is quiet long at a whopping 120 minutes but I found it largely enjoyable and as for eye candy it gets a 10/10 for guys and gals!
note: also appears in part on The Student Room and Flixster
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is essentially a reworking of the brilliant James Cameron film True Lies, where a world of espionage is covered up under the family unit, with both sides having secrets that come out in their line of work.
John (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) are a couple who have been going through a bit of a sticky patch in their marriage - they haven't consummated it in quite some time and have gone to counselling to find out what the problem is. It turns out that they're both exceptional assassins, and ultimately they wind up on opposite sides of an assassination job, causing them to come into conflict. From here, the film takes every turn you'd expect it to, but it's still a fairly run ride overall. What works most is the chemistry between Jolie and Pitt, and it's not hard to believe that this is where their real-life romance sprang from. It really shows on screen.
What's really interesting is how the film mocks the domestic life itself through some of the insane and crazy situations the film winds up in. As they virtually destroy their home in a crazy brawl, some might view it as a metaphor for married life. It has its corny moments throughout and the writing is very mottled - at moments its sharp and others it resorts to lowest common denominator laughs, but it's a refreshing dose given how lame the action genre can so often be. Doug Liman, who directed the first Bourne film, and also directed the superb film Go, is no stranger to kinetic filmmaking, and here he doesn't quite knock it out of the park, but it's a solid bit of fun that doesn't take itself one iota seriously.
Entertaining enough in places, but ultimately nothing more than glossy, predictable and throwaway.
I really wanted to see this film because of the cast. I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, they are both gorgeous and brilliant actors. This was also the movie on which they fell in love and arguably started there relationship. It was a 2005 film and was directed by Doug Liman.
I personally didn't enjoy the film and can only describe it as silly. It is an action adventure film but the added humour just doesn't work. Action and comedy just do not seem to mix well in this film.
Brad Pitt plays John Smith and Angelina Jolie plays his wife Jane Smith, they are the main characters in this film.
Having been married for a while their marriage has become boring and they just seem to be going through the motions. However, they are both hiding a secret from the other. John thinks Jane works in I.T. where as Jane thinks John is an engineer. Both are secret assassins for different organisations. Two of the best are they are the world's most sought after assassins.
This is revealed when they are both given their next job, they have to kill each other. They each work for competing organisations and their true identities are revealed when they realise who their next hit is.
This is when the comedy element of the film comes in to play as we watch them literally try and kill each other. Work obviously comes first in the Smith household.
I just don't think the comedy works in this film, you still get all the action, guns, explosives etc. It just isn't very funny or believable.
Do they end up killing each other or do they realise that actually they love one another, I will let you watch and see for yourself. If you haven't already seen it I wouldn't be rushing out to get the dvd though.
However, spending an hour and a half watching the gorgeous Brad Pitt and the beautiful Angelina Jolie can't be all bad.
This film is widely regarded as the one that got the Brangelina relationship going not just on screen but also in real life. It is described as a romantic action comedy so has a bit of something for most people's tastes. I found it to be entertaining with some good humour thrown in for good measure.
The plot involves the characters of the commonly named John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). They are a married couple who are living unexciting lives and are attending marriage therapy, as their passion has cooled since they got married. They seem to be a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb but what they don't know about each other is that they are both professional assassins working for two rival agencies. John's latest assignment is to eliminate Benjaiman "Tank" Danz (Adam Brody) but it all becomes complicated when Jane is also assigned to eliminate the same target. After finding out that they are both assassins and are both failing to eliminate Danz, John and Jane's separate employers decide that they try to take each other out (John kill Jane, Jane kill John). This forces them to choose between their personal and professional lives.
This film is just fun filled and full of action and some laughs. There are tongue in cheek jokes, dark humor and also a respectable plot twist. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have great chemistry on screen and it is great to watch. It doesn't seem like such a big suprise they got together after watching this film.The action is kicking, the acting is above par, the leads are hot, the plot is lots of fun, and the laughs are plenty. Vince Vaughn, as ever, provides a great comedy supporting role to the main leads of Brad and Angelina. Adam Brody (The OC) also does well in his support role. It is recommended if you are after some action and some laughs. It is not going to win any major awards but it is enjoyable to watch.
Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Simon Kinberg
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) June 10, 2005
Running time 122 minutes
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, and director Doug Liman 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. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com