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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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This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »

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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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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$186,336,103 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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At the beginning of the chase between the SUV and the three BMW's, John shoots at them. When that proves ineffective both he and Jane say the cars are bulletproof. Then at the end of the chase they are suddenly no longer bulletproof as Jane shoots both of the remaining cars, causing them to crash. 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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Energetic action flick, somewhat wonky near the end
21 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since going through most recent action movies is like chewing through cardboard, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is pleasantly energetic for an action flick. Mr. Smith and Mrs. Smith is good fun, and does a decent job of satisfying the occasional need for summer-movies.

The effectiveness of the film lies in the exploration of what happens to a failing marriage when the couple are at their wits end ... and ... for the first time, come to realize that the other is a professional assassin ... and ... subsequently push the ceiling on what is termed 'spousal abuse' ... and ... of course, get to play with guns.

The success of the film, however, lies in how Jolie and Pitt actually bother to exercise some of their acting talent. They look like they are having fun, and genuinely enjoy the other (surprise! surprise!). The chemistry is good, and the actors are super sexy, which is always a plus for any film.

The movie fails, naturally, when the ending summarily degenerates into what is expected of action-fare, the shootouts, gun battles, and kisses. Enjoyable, nonetheless, even on its final wonky legs.

(Note: it is also a shame that in a film with so much shooting that no one gets to shoot Mr. Vince Vaughn. My, is that guy a terrible actor who can't resist hiding himself.)


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