Mr. and Mrs. Smith—Not Your
Mr. and Mrs. By Any
by The Blonde
and The Maven
and Jane Smith are just an ordinary suburban couple with
an ordinary suburban marriage. After five or six years
of marriage, they are in marriage counseling to find out
why they are not happy together anymore. When the
counselor asks them (separately) if they are keeping
secrets, the Smith's slyly reply that everyone has
As we get to know the Smith's
(and thanks to numerous previews) we find that their
secrets are not like ours. John Smith, portrayed by a
sizzling Brad Pitt (Troy and Meet Joe Black) is a
construction engineer as far as his wife knows, but in
reality he is a deadly assassin. Jane Smith, stunningly
played by Angelina Jolie (Taking Lives and Alexander) is
a computer specialist, as far as her husband believes,
but in reality she is a deadly assassin. The secrets
don't become a problem until their competing agencies
send them to kill the same target, (Adam Brody from “The
O.C.”). Now, they have a problem! When the Smith's
discover that their marriage is full of lies (whose
isn't?), they want to kill each other. To make matters
worse, their bosses order them to kill each other as
Helping John is his friend and
fellow assassin Eddie, played by Vince Vaughn (Be Cool
and Old School). Assisting Jane is her friend and fellow
assassin Jasmine, portrayed by Kerry Washington (Ray and
Directing this fabulous cast is Doug
Limon, who previously directed the action-packed Bourne
Identity. Writing this for the screen was Simon Kinberg
(XXX State of the Union). Editing all of the action was
Michael Tronick A.C.E., whose previous credits include
SWAT and The Scorpion King.
To find out if
the Smith's survive to work out their marital
difficulties, join the throngs of other moviegoers. You
might also want to see what all the gossip was about.
You know, the whole Brad and Angelina and Jennifer
Blonde: WOW-WE-WOW-WOW-WOW! Mr. and Mrs. Smith was like
True Lies meets Lara Croft meets Bonnie and Clyde meets
Mission Impossible and War of the Roses meets Prizzi's
Honor meets The Thomas Crown Affair and Intolerable
Cruelty meets Entrapment meets I Love Trouble. Going
into this film, I thought I would hate it because of all
the Hollywood hype, fluff and publicity. I was
pleasantly surprised and delighted to have been proven
Maven: Be very careful when you see this movie. The
screen was smoking with sexual heat.
Blonde: No, Mav, it’s ‘cuz you were sitting next to me!
I do that to people!
Maven: YEAH… RIGHT! When Brad and Angie first meet on
screen, you feel the electric sparks. It was like Gable
and Lombard, Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, but
with a whole lot more libido involved! Angelina has
never looked better! Brad has, but who cares. He
couldn't look bad, no matter how hard he
Blonde: She is so darn sexy, poor Jennifer NEVER HAD A
FIGHTING CHANCE! FA-GED-A-BOUT- IT JEN, you lost
him at their first hello! That Angelina is elegant,
stunning, exquisite, glamorous, model-esque and one
gorgeous creature. Now, there is no way her boobs are
real and no way her lips are real, either! Those lips
took up half the screen!
Maven: That is so tacky, I won't even respond to it! I
don't have a single complaint against this film. The
dialogue was good, the action was fun to watch and the
comedy had just the right touch.
Blonde: APPARENTLY, SO DID BRAD! I agree it had it
all…the tongue and cheek (literally) comedy, suspense,
drama, non-stop action and beautiful people to gaze
upon. Maven, this film also proves that you can be
married to someone for 5 or 6 years, and NEVER really
know them! I personally can vouch for that! I loved the
sidekick, played by Vince Vaughn. I enjoyed his
performance more than any other part I have seen him
play. I also felt that Angelina and Brad showed more
personality and were more real and fun than I have ever
seen them on screen before. I think their true real life
relationship and PASSION shined through here.
Maven: Don't you think that was just respect you were
Blonde: OH, IS THAT WHAT THEY CALL THAT NOWADAYS?
Maven: No, but what if they are just REALLY GOOD actors?
Blonde: OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS, I WOULD HAVE TO
Maven: This is really a movie that celebrates marriage.
Couples should talk and share things. Too many secrets
can sour a marriage.
Blonde: Oh, is that where I went wrong (time after
Maven: Brad and Angie's ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY…
Blonde: AND OFF…
Maven: ‘Ya had ta sneak that in, didn't you? As I was
saying… projects more than just heat. Their repartee is
clever and their glances tell a story in itself. The
attraction was so multi-faceted that it made this movie
Blonde: About those glances… Do you think she practices
those SEXY looks in front of a mirror?
Maven: NO, that's how I look at Brad too!
Blonde: Yeah, he's a hunk, but I like him much better
with longer hair like in Meet Joe Black. That, for me,
was his VERY best look! Speaking of looks, I am sure
Jennifer Aniston has some of her own staring looks for
Anglelina! Not to change the subject, Maven, but why in
the movies does the girl wake up in the morning
beautiful with fresh makeup and hair, and a sheet
perfectly draped around her body without it ever falling
off (unless she wants it to). I have tried that drape
trick; it never works. I look like a klutz doing it and
it always falls off (which is most embarrassing when I
run to answer the door)!
Maven: This is what you think about? I'm hoping to see
Brad's butt again (like we did in Troy) and you are
thinking about sheets! It doesn't work for you because
you are SHORT and the sheet doesn't drape as much as
much as it BUNCHES!
Blonde: Hey, I am NOT short, I am VERTICALLY CHALLANGED!
And it doesn't bunch; it bulges!
Maven: Got our thesaurus out, did you?
Blonde: This has nothing to do with Jurassic Park,
MAVEN! Now, back to the film. I found it
hard to believe Angelina in the apron that she wore in
so many of the scenes. Angelina in an apron is like
Paris Hilton in a library!
Maven: If you made dinner regularly after work, you
would know just how handy an apron is to protect your
outfit. In closing, I liked this movie! I was sad to see
it end. However, the good news is marriage counseling
works and that is always a plus.
Blonde: Yeah, it never worked for me!
Maven: I rate this movie an A for absolute chemistry and
Blonde: This story has twists and turns throughout. It
is action-packed, funny and romantic! To me, the talent
of this film lies in the cuts and editing which made it
all come to life. The editing was like a character unto
itself. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a WINNER! I too rate it an
A! For your snacks, I suggest some Hot Tamales candy and
some Red Hots candy to go with the sizzle of the two
stars! Mav, let's go get our lips done!
Maven: No, let's go see if we can find you some shorter
Blonde: NOT SHORT, VERTICALLY CHALLANGED!!
P.S.: Some movies to look for in the coming
weeks that look terrific are, Bewitched, The 40 Year Old
Virgin and In Her Shoes… See you at the
P.P.S.: The Blonde and The Maven want to bid a
sweet farewell to the brilliant and legendary Anne
Bancroft. She will be greatly missed in both films and
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