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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

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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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Doug Liman

Writer:

Simon Kinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... John Smith
Angelina Jolie ... Jane Smith
Vince Vaughn ... Eddie
Adam Brody ... Benjamin Danz
Kerry Washington ... Jasmine
Keith David ... Father
Chris Weitz ... Martin Coleman
Rachael Huntley ... Suzy Coleman
Michelle Monaghan ... Gwen
Stephanie March ... Julie - Associate #1
Jennifer Morrison ... Jade - Associate #2
Theresa Barrera ... Janet - Associate #3
Perrey Reeves ... Jessie - Associate #4
Melanie Tolbert ... Jamie - Associate #5
Jerry T. Adams Jerry T. Adams ... Guard - Bull
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sr. y Sra. Smith See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,342,878, 12 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$186,336,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$478,207,520
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chloë Sevigny turned down the role of Jane Smith. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, the Smiths take "the Tank" to a motel to interrogate him. When the fleet of spies arrives, they bust down the motel room door, which has the number "49" visible on it. A few seconds later, though, the camera shows a row of doors that the Smiths have broken through to escape, and the number on the door adjacent to their room is "112". See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

Unrated Director's cut changes several elements to the film. While the story remains the same, many of Jane and John's interactions have been changed. Also the soundtrack has been changed. The Dust Brother's original soundtrack for Fight Club can distinctly be heard added to several scenes. See more »

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Mondo Bongo
Written by Pablo Cook (as Paul Cook), Tymon Dogg (as Timon Stephen), John Murray,
Scott Shields, Martin Slattery (as Martin Paul Slattery), and Joe Strummer
Performed by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Remixed by John Powell
Courtesy of Hellcat Records
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Should have payed attention
23 June 2008 | by dr_shredSee 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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