Mr & Mrs Smith Movie ReviewPosted by: Hakeem
Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hook up while making a movie? Did Brad and Jennifer Aniston split because of Angelina? Are they together now? Who cares! What matters is that they made Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a summer movie that cares more about the characters' relationship than the action sequences, but that doesn't stop it from being one really entertaining film.
Pitt and Jolie play John and Jane Smith, who met in Bogota, Colombia 5 or 6 years ago, fell in love and have been together ever since. But they're having marriage trouble lately, though there's no cheating or anything like that, their problem is that they got bored, and there's no excitement anymore. They're in marriage counselor when the movie starts and while they try to explain the reason of the boredom, we learn how they met, and how their lives are now. They get up, get dressed, brush their teeth, have breakfast and the go separately to work, all of that without exchanging one single word of substance.
But even with all that action, the movies works better the relation between the Smiths, who after learning of the other's real job, must deal with their feelings, deciding if there really is love in their relationship, knowing that they have kill each other now.
But the movie has some problems too, though very minor ones. An example is that we only get to see just one job performed by each of the Smiths. This a wasted opportunity to just let their imagination run wild and give us at least 3 of their jobs as assassins. Then the supporting characters which just a few and not very used. And it's worse because of the actors who play them, as Vince Vaughn and Adam Brody are wasted in their small roles as fellow agents. But all that is forgivable, as what really matters are the leads and their chemistry which is excellent.
Great action, a lot of comedic and very funny situations, with Brad Pitt in special giving a very entertaining performance, and that chemistry between the leads that really works well, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a great movie, summer or not.