Brad Pitt Month #3: Mr & Mrs Smith, Moneyball

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is not only a sexy action romp that stars the impossibly beautiful couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie but also it is a sizzle. The sizzle factor in this movie is brought about by the hottest part of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt whose appeal lies in sexual chemistry between the two of them. With a running time of 122 minutes, the film was officially released on the 7th June 2005 and instantly became a box office hit.

The plot of this movie is way on the top, with the script working the premises moderately well, delivering both inspired moments and lines. The idea of putting two world class assassins from two different agencies who are supposed to kill each other while residing in the same house is just brilliant. The actions scenes in this movie is just breathtaking and is a cocktail of high flying cars, huge explosions, extravagant stunts and car chases. Driven by a thrilling score, the action is unquestionably eye popping with an outrageous extravagance of plot and Hollywood excesses that renders this film humorous.

The movie generally received mixed reactions, with some reviewers terming it as the ‘biggest screen orgasmic of the year’ while others criticizing it for its poorly written and executed script. IMDB gave the movie a rating of 6.5 out of 10 due to its weakly written script while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 59 percent.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is not only a playful film, but also one that has a little bit of fun romp and is undeniably going to offer you a unremitting repetitive series of gunfights and car chases.

Moneyball

Based on a true life story, Moneyball is an example of a smarter than average Hollywood flick with a sly dig at the modern sporting bases. As a colorful, old fashion sports film, Money ball is indeed a well written, sharply acted sports film that is guaranteed to garner attention and win the hearts of many. The movie was directed by the critically acclaimed director, Bennett Miller and was released on the 23rd of September 2011.

Staring as the main protagonist, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the manager of the Oakland A’s. Pitt provides a ballast and rather swaggering performance in turn making the movie the most soulful baseball movie ever made. Billy Beane combines with Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) a ball obsessed Yale graduate to take a punt on the statistical system of recruiting new players. Through their journey, they are sneered by the money men, scoffed by the commentators and moaned by fans, but against all odds, they find themselves sitting unchallenged in a winning streak.

The movie received lots of positive reviews with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a critic score of 94 percent and a user score of 86 percent. Other websites like IMDB gave it a rating of 76 per cent Metacritic gave it a rating of 87 per cent. Roger Ebert gave it a rating of four stars out of a possible four, terming it as a ‘smart, intense and moving film.’

Moneyball is an elegant, subtle and triumphant movie that has won the heart of many and will definitely move you.

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