Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (**)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a star vehicle with an okay premise that wears itself pretty thin over the course of two hours. Brad Pitt is in relaxed, goofy mode here and he's fun to watch. Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, can't do comedy to save her life, and it seems she combed through the script beforehand to make sure everything she did onscreen was tough and "bad ass." She ends up just being a bore. Director Doug Liman keeps things moving admirably, and there's a great knock-down, drag-out fight between the couple in their own home. But the movie doesn't know when to end and keeps going unnecessarily for about a half-hour more after that. The script is pretty inane, with weak banter between the two, and even weaker subplots. I wish the movie were more in line with Vince Vaughn's very funny performance as an assassin who lives with his mom. I would have rather watched a movie about him and Brad Pitt, than I would Brangelina.


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