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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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Storyline

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

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Box Office

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$186,336,103 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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Trivia

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first choice for "Jane" but she turned it down due to filming dates. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie's phone device, to notify him of targets, goes off early in the morning, while he is still in bed, it notifies him that Jane Smith is a target. Her personal details reveal that she had brown eyes, when in fact Angelina Jolie's (Jane Smith) eyes are blue. When John Smith's personal details come up, he has reportedly blue eyes, as does Brad Pitt, the actor who plays him. 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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Spoofs Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Mondo Bongo
Written by Pablo Cook (as Paul Cook), Tymon Dogg (as Timon Stephen), John Murray,
Scott Shields, 'Martin Slattery' (as Martin Paul Slattery), Joe Strummer
Performed by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Courtesy of Hellcat Records
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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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