Saturday, June 11, 2005

Mr and Mrs Smith a great metaphor for pitfalls of marriage

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are golden in this funny, action packed film. While the shooting and exploding scenes were great, it was in the quiet moments that this film really showed its intelligence and made it relatable. How many people can really relate to a couple of hired assassains who just happen to be married to each other, not knowing each other's true identities? But how many people can relate to being in a relationship with someone who has no idea who you truly are, and having no idea who they truly are? Lack of communication is a common problem in modern marriage, so this movie really shines in its portrayl of these two people as a married couple with a massive space between them because of the things they don't say.

But the comedy is in the things they do say, and the nonverbal messages they send to each other. And, of course, the comedy is heightened when they discover each other's actual identities. And if you want to know when the funniest part is, I have to tell you... Brad Pitt's last line is hilarious!

I love when a movie ends on a high note, with a funny moment. You leave the theater with that great feeling like you've been highly entertained and have enjoyed every minute of it.

On a personal note, I absolutely hate Angelina Jolie. (not really) She is so exotic and beautiful. Women like her make me want to save all my money up and get plastic surgery. This upsets me because I'm not hung up on physical beauty. But when men see women like that on the big screen, they tend to start looking for women like that in real life. And women like me, who are not exotic or beautiful, wish they could be just like her. But oh well. I'd never actually have plastic surgery, so it's all a moot point. :)

But anyway, back to the film. It was very funny. While not perfect (because what movie is?) Mr. and Mrs. Smith is funny and has a lot of action, and entertains the audience from beginning to end.

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