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Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: 20th Century Fox
Web Site: mrandmrssmithmovie.com
Kiddie Movie: Nope.  This is one for the adults to enjoy.
Date Movie: It's a great date flick, good stuff for the dudes, good stuff for the dudettes.
Gratuitous Sex: Some hot and heavy scenes, but no nudity.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of shooting going on.
Action: Lots of chasing going on.
Laughs: Lots of laughing going on.
Memorable Scene: With John and Jane fending off the bad dudes in the minivan.
Memorable Quote: Too many to list.
Directed By: Doug Liman
Produced By: Arnon Milchan, Akiva Goldsman, Lucas Foster, Patrick Wachsberger

Mr. and Mrs. Smith
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:00 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sometimes all you really want is for a movie to live up the trailer that entertained you in the theater. Iím happy to say that for me "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" did just that. Letís goÖ

John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie) open the movie in the marriage therapistís office where John doesnít seem to know exactly how long they have been married and they are both embarrassed to admit that their sex life really isnít that great anymore. It kinda bums them both out because their beginnings of a couple came with great excitement and lots of sex. But things arenít exactly what they seem for John and Jane. It appears that they both work as hired assassins, only for competing assassin companies. Who knew? But for life in the John and Jane neighborhood, everyone believes they are just working professionals, and the thing is, each just thinks that the other is a normal, working professional.

All of this changes on day, when they are both sent to knock-off some dude, only to discover what the other does when they are away from home. And so comes the dilemma, botching the assassination, they must now confront each other and take out their mate to make the prices on their head go away (it seems itís not proper etiquette in the assassin world for husband and wife to work for competing companies, even if the other doesnít know their real job). So now our story shifts from one of a couple trying to mend their marriage, to a story of each trying to end it. The plus for them, they realize they like trying to kill the other, so much so that the passion flares just as they run out of bullets. Yup, the lovebirds are back to being lovebirds, only now thereís a price on both of their heads, so they have to run from the bad guys.

Finally, after much chasing and thousands of rounds of ammunition discharged, the truth comes out, and yes, they live happily ever after, and more than happy to gloat about their sex life once again.

Look, this movie isnít rocket science. Itís meant to be funny, itís meant to be action-packed, and itís meant to be just a little, or maybe even a lot, unbelievable. Pitt and Jolie do a fabulous job of showing a married couple not excited to be married anymore, how marriage hostility can be funny (Jane Smith, after blasting a hole in the wall, asking John "Are you alive, baby?"), and how a couple can be drawn back together and get excitement back in their marriage, albeit in a wacky, assassin-type way.

I was totally entertained by this movie and think this is probably one of the best date movies out there. She gets to stare and ogle over Brad Pitt, the dudes get to stare and ogle over Angelina Jolie. Look, if you are looking for a nice drama about the struggles of marriage, go ahead and rent "The Story of Us" or some other sappy movie like this, and if you are looking for a realistic action film, this ainít it either. But if you are looking for just some fun entertainment, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" will most likely give you a laugh. 4 Ĺ stars out of 5 for "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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