The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole. Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Angelina Jolie admitted, in an interview with Vogue Magazine, that the only reason she agreed to do this movie, was because she knew it would be a "quick shoot" in Venice, Italy. See more »
When Frank (Johnny Depp) is running around on the roofs in Venice, in some shots you can see the tape around his bare feet to protect them from the roof tiles he jumps on. See more »
[to his men about Pearce]
You know he will be with her. They'll be staying at one of the grand hotels. The Gritti, the Regina, the Danieli. I want you to keep a watch on all of them. You can kill the girl, but you can't kill him. Not until I have my money that is.
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You can't get out of death & taxes, but you can skip seeing this film
(Synopsis) Elise (Angelina Jolie) randomly sits next to an American
tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a Venice-bound train. The police have
been following Elise for over two years waiting for her to contact her
lover, who embezzled over $2 Billion from a mobster. The British
Economic Police want to collect its share (taxes) of over $775 Million
to be paid on this money. Frank, a math teacher, and Elise must evade
the police, and also the mobster who's money was stolen.
(My Comment) This movie is unlike many that Angelina Jolie has played
in, in that she is involved in very little action. Johnny Depp has a
few minor action scenes. Most of the time Angelina walks around looking
beautiful, and Johnny is like a lost puppy, almost as if they phoned in
their parts. It isn't a totally bad movie; because it only has a little
action and a poorly written dialogue for these talented actors. The
storyline is not complicated; the mobster's money man steals a large
amount of his money, and he is now on the run for his life, plus the
police want him too. The movie contains some beautiful panorama scenery
of Venice. Overall, the movie is not what you would expect, but it kept
my attention, and it is a little entertaining. By the way, there is a
story twist that you may figure out for yourself before the end. (Sony
Pictures, Run Time 1:45, Rated PG-13) (4/10)
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