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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  10 June 2005 (USA)
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A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (TV Movie 2007)
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Newly relocated to the suburbs, married assassins John and Jane Smith have re-established their respective businesses, though the marital issues that plagued them in the past have returned.

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John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. Written by Anonymous

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assassin | target | marriage | suburb | therapy | See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, intense action, sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,524,261 (Italy) (2 December 2005)

Gross:

$186,336,103 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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Screenwriter Simon Kinberg makes an cameo as an investment banker. See more »

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When the neighbours arrive at the Smith's house, just after Mr and Mrs Smith have had their destructive fight in their house, John opens the door, standing to the right of Mrs Smith, seconds later her appears on her left side. See more »

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[first lines]
John Smith: [at the marriage counselor's] OK, I'll go first. Um... Let me say, uh, we don't really need to be here. See, we've been married for five years.
Jane Smith: Six.
John Smith: [chastened] Five, six years.
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Should have payed attention
23 June 2008 | by (El Segundo, Ca) – See all my reviews

Movies, like books, can't be judged by the packaging. When it came out in '05, the reviews were above average, but didn't appear to ring everybody's chimes so I avoided seeing it.

Buying the DVD seemed like a safe bet when it came out. It had lots of action and two marquee stars. But having been burned buying movies I hadn't seen - Sideways, Lost In Translation (O.K., not burned but a bit disappointed) - I passed. I'd wait till it dropped below $10.

Time passed and now it's on T.V. I happened to be flipping channels when I stumbled on its opening scene at the marriage councilor. Right away I was hooked. It had the marriage milieu nailed in a few minutes, like Orson Welles in Citizen Kane: the awkward questions and answers, the poorly disguised discomfort, the seething resentment.

It got even better with the banality of home life: the glaring silences, the perfunctory politeness, the stilted discourse, the hidden frustration, ennui, equivocation, avoidance, and interior decorating conflicts. Maybe you actually have to be married to appreciate how true the representation was.

Then the plot twists that accentuated the facade. More twists. Don't let your guard down for an instant, or you may get killed! The subtle, pleading moments. Like when Jane hangs up on him in the car. Additional twists and action all the way into a grand finale with scads of bullets, bombs, etc.

Is the true love of shared experience beyond the banality of everyday life realized? Well, you have to see the movie.

Yes, the plot is complicated, and sometimes doesn't make sense, like marriage, but on closer inspection reveals hidden reservoirs of true feeling and connection.

I guess I had overlooked a great film, just like John and Jane had overlooked each other.


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