and Mrs. Smith
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Vince Vaughn
Direct by: Doug Liman
speaking? Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a bit slow-starting, and there are
no plot surprises within an inch of its summer-blockbustery scenrio, but let's
face it sitting in a dark theater watching two extremely beautiful folks like
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for a coupla hours, just aint a bad deal. And, the
film gets action packed pretty fast as Laura Croft and a Bourne Identity-like
studmuffin meld into a visual, often entertaining, surprisingly fun winner!
a young beautiful couple (Jolie & Pitt) meet in a Latin American
country under, shall we say, odd circumstances
they fall in love and marry.
about five years of the doldrums suburban lifestyle they've created, the two start
to become acutely aware that each may not be exactly who they pretend to be.
secret agents like secrets - and the two are still trying to keep their secret
from each other. That is until they accidentally screw up one another's latest
high profile "job."
they discover just who the "enemy" is things are gonna get tough - and
that's when the film really gets fun.
Pitt, aka The da Vinci Body'd Babeasnarus Rex, is as gorgeous as ever, and hopefully
by now you know beneath the brawn is an actual talent. Here Brad is both funny
and exciting as this smirk-styled secret agent. Though, enough with the fluff
pieces Pitt! Do another Fight Club already wouldya?
again, Angelina Jolie makes acrobatic maneuvers, in fetish wear, look easy. The
woman is positively stunning and this chickbabe also has impeccable comic timing
beneath the babe deal.
extraordinaire, Vince Vaughn shows as a coworker of Mr. Smith's. And Vinnie alone
is worth the bucks to see this canvas of beautiful stars. He's become,
with his clever quips and winking deliveries, our generations' Christopher Walkin.
You just light up when the tall drink of water appears upon the screen
He single handedly made Be Cool bearable a few
line? Mr. And Mrs. Smith is great action-movie wafer-thin plotted fun!
It's no Academy piece - but it'll give you some laughs, and giggles, while watching
things go boom and bullets fly about. And let's not pick on the fact that neither
Ms. Jolie nor Mr. Pitt could walk into any crevice of the world - unnoticed -
as is a perquisite for a properly placed ambiguous agent (Mr. Bond firmly aside...).
recommendation: Green Beens, pot roast and a nice Shiraz