Ten years before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married, they were married…in Mr. & Mrs. Smith – a film that makes domestic abuse entertaining. This was the introduction between the two actors that eventually had Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston for Angelina in real life – which wasn’t the best move by him, granted – but to be perfectly honest, Brad and Angelina do have really good chemistry, and this is kind of a fun movie. Let’s get into it.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married couple going through some turmoil – that’s why the beginning has them attending marriage counseling…but their marriage is anything but normal. The past five or six years has been a cover for both of them as they are secretly hired assassins…they just have no idea what either of them does for a living. When they find out…all Hell breaks loose.
If one adjective could describe this movie, it would undoubtedly be fun. There isn’t much depth when it comes to their characters, instead, they just want to appear like fun, maybe sexy characters that are entertaining to watch when attacking each other with military-grade weapons – because they’re assassins…and they’re a typical married couple at the same time. This film has essentially no real backbone at all, but what it does have is a humor that is almost satirical at times…whether it meant to or not.
The humor in this film is phenomenal, and I think a big part of that is because you can relate with the characters. Not because they are assassins or anything, because they are ultimately a married couple going through problems. Problems that may not mirror our own, but problems, nonetheless. Because of that, this comedy is satirically hilarious. This is an over-exaggerated for film, but believably real and tangible marital problem – which is lying. Lying can destroy marriage and create fights that tear us apart…whether that be verbal arguments or physical fights – this movie had both (which is why I said it makes domestic abuse look entertaining). Apart from all that, I think the characters are great and Brad and Angelina have amazing chemistry with each other. I’m not shocked at all that they decided to get hitched a decade later.
Even though Mr. & Mrs. Smith have somewhat flat characters, they have real problems – and the way they both deal with those problems is both hilarious and from a film standpoint – unique. This is a movie that sticks with you because, in a way, it’s original and in the most unnerving of ways, you can relate to them. It’s not a movie you should miss – so go on, watch it!