Mr and Mrs Smith
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughan
John and Jane Smith are husband and wife, married for 6 years. Their all-too-perfect life is starting to fray.They start seeing a marriage therapist because they’ve begun to really dislike each other.
They have secrets – what each doesn’t know about the other is that they are both professional assassins. They are assigned to kill the same person and this is where things get slightly sticky, the secrets come out in the open. They are pitted against each other, ironically putting the much needed spice back in their marriage. Finally they are forced to work as a team to save their lives. Oh, and to get back the love.
This was one of the first of those action movies that came out as a blend of genres, including romance and comedy. It’s not a traditional rom com because of the shooting and violence, but it still contains the essential elements of boy, girl and wanting to find love.
Unfortunately I couldn’t like this film the first time around. This is the movie where Angelina Jolie stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston. I’m a huge fan of Aniston so my allegiances lie with Jen. But on second viewing, I had to admit that this is a good movie, especially if you like a bit more action in your rom com.