Sunday, June 19, 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Rating: A-

You think your marriage is tough. Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the story of two hitmen, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are married but are unaware that each are having an affair with murder for hire on the side. The film is rather stiff during the beginning to set the mood of how bad the marriage has gotten between the two stars. Once all secrets are out in the open, the movie really shines. The chemistry between Pitt and Jolie is fantastic as they do what most married couples would like to do at one point or another, beat the crap out of each other.

What follows is a battle of wills and weapons between the two impossibly hot stars much in the same vein as War Of The Roses. There are many funny parts that will leave you just smiling and enjoying the ride. You will find yourself several times just grinning waiting to see how the Smiths deal with the next challenge, and you will be rarely disappointed. The ending is a little trite and expected, but overall easy to swallow.

It's a shame that all the tabloid hype surrounding Pitt and Jolie has somewhat overshadowed this dandy of a film. Just put your National Enquirer or People Magazine down and enjoy this movie.


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