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By the Sea (2015)

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A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

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(as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Vanessa (as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Lea
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François
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Michel
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Patrice
Marika Green ...
Dress Shop Saleswoman
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Grocery Clerk
Aldo Buontempo ...
Fisherman
Philippe Martinet ...
Maitre D'
Francis Xuereb ...
Hotel Receptionist
Malcolm Beethans ...
Older Couple
Kathleen Beethans ...
Older Couple
Bjorn Kubin ...
Fancy Couple at Café
Penny Dix ...
Fancy Couple at Café

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Storyline

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner. Written by Production

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When we die on the inside, the outside is left wandering dangerously by the sea.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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9 December 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Frente al mar  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,250 (USA) (13 November 2015)

Gross:

$531,009 (USA) (4 December 2015)
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Angelina Jolie will direct Brad Pitt and Mélanie Laurent who both featured in Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »

Goofs

During one of his drinking binges, Roland (Brad Pitt) knocks his shot glass off the counter, and clumsily wipes up the mess. During the following conversation with the bartender, the shot glass is missing, then reappears on the counter in front of Roland, then is missing again. See more »

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Vanessa: Do you see that fisherman? He goes out every day, comes back every night. Hardly catches any fish. What keeps him from going insane? From being so tired of it all? What is it we don't know?
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The film opens with the early 1970's Universal Pictures logo. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Creed/By the Sea (2015) See more »

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Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Based on themes of "Prélude No 4, Opus 28" by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Jane Birkin
Courtesy of Mercury Records France
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Certainly underrated
20 January 2016 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

When you see a man or a woman giving a single star out of ten to a movie, stay away from his or hers (or maybe its, you never know - some reviews could be written by bots) reviews: they are the "talibans" of IMDb. They hate or love a movie and never appreciate it with their minds for the real value it may have or not in itself. And mostly, do not trust people who use words like "turgid" in their reviews - they are pedants.

You need a soul to understand this movie and, more importantly, you have to understand how relations are (use to be): difficult, heart-consuming and, sometimes, even strange.

Brad and Angelina played well, the images from Malta were beautifully carved in stone, and yet the movie is not a memorable one. I gave it only 7 stars out of 10.


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