Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.
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)
The film's original composer was Academy Award Winner Gabriel Yared. When test screenings of the film weren't satisfactory, his music score was replaced by a more contemporary and stylish one by Academy Award Nominee James Newton Howard. Only one piece of music from Yared's original, elegant score remained in the film which was for the dance scene between Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp towards the end of the film. See more »
When Elise drops Frank at Venice airport the city is visible on the other side of the boat, which is not possible. The airport is quite far from the actual city/islands of Venice. See more »
Revolves around Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Angelina Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
I entered this film expecting it to be a pile of horse apples. I actually sort of liked it... sexy, intriguing, a bit of action and comedy. By no means is this a movie of the year or anything, but it is a fun film and the kind that might make a good date movie.
I ma not the sort to kiss Depp's butt. He is a great actor, but he is not flawless. Yet, here, I think he was really expressing a range I do not often see from him anymore. A ladies man who is shy and nervous, the Depp of "Edward Scissorhands"... back before he was the international superstar. I liked what I saw here.
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