Manny treated me to the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith tonight. (Thanks) I had mixed feelings about whether or not I would like the film, but I figured “what the hell- its free.” I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie actually had REAL on-screen chemistry. Not that fake Bennifer stuff – but REAL chemistry. It was more than a simple sexy pairing of two of the prettiest people on the planet – it was a chemistry brought on by the fact that two are also excellent actors. Vince Vaughn was a laugh riot as usual – he proves that you can create a character, use it in every movie you do, and it can keep working over and over.
Despite all the over-the-top spy-tech stuff, and despite the fact that I was expecting to dislike the film – I dug it. Sure, it won’t win any critical acclaim, sure it falls in the hard-to-believe category… but it works.
PS – were you aware that the inspiration for the film was a short-lived television series of the same name starring Scott Bakula and Maria Bello? (She is about to be in A History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris – looks decent.)
RATING 8 out of 10