Cover image for Mr. & Mrs. Smith [DVD] / Regency Enterprises presents a New Regency/Summit Entertainment/Weed Road Pictures production ; a Doug Lima film ; written by Simon Kinberg ; produced by Arnon Milchan ... [et al.] ; directed by Doug Liman.
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith [DVD] / Regency Enterprises presents a New Regency/Summit Entertainment/Weed Road Pictures production ; a Doug Lima film ; written by Simon Kinberg ; produced by Arnon Milchan ... [et al.] ; directed by Doug Liman.
Title Variants:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Publication Information:
[Beverly Hills, CA] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2005.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Special features: Inside look; commentary by director Doug Liman; commentary by producers Lucas Foster and Akiva Goldsman; trailers.
Abstract:
John and Jane Smith are a married couple who are beginning to get bored with their quiet domestic life. What they don't know, however, is that they are both assassins, secretly traveling around the world and killing for hire. But their separate lives are about to collide when the discover they are each other's next target.
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of violence, intense action, sexual content and brief strong language.
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Named after a 1941 Alfred Hitchcock film, MR. AND MRS. SMITH is really its own ball of flaming wax, with enough sizzling chemistry between stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to blow up a small building. He shows he is equally adept in comedy and action, and she manages to set new screen standards of bad-ass sexiness. It's impossible to dislike this pair, or a movie that makes being married seem like such insane fun. Pitt and Jolie play extremely skilled professional assassins who have managed to stay married for five years without ever realizing each other's profession because they work for rival agencies and the work is top secret. When their paths eventually cross on a high-level hit, one of the most lethal battles of the sexes in the history of cinema is officially on. Thanks to a genuinely witty script, the issue isn't who will win, but whether the couple will realize they are meant for each other before it's too late. Director Doug Liman was obviously the right choice for the material, having proved his ability to fuse engaging romance with knuckle-biting action in 2002's THE BOURNE IDENTITY. The comedy is sophisticated and witty, the action is visceral and intense, and there is plenty of satisfying eye candy. Another plus is Vince Vaughn as a fast-talking fellow hit man who lives with his mother. The cinematography is by Bozan Bajelli (the genius behind Abel Ferrara's best mid-1980s work) who imbues each environment, whether it's the Smith's house, or the urban streets--with its own evocative color scheme and feel.


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Many married couples have secrets, but one pair of lovebirds discover they've both been living dangerous secret lives in this action thriller laced with comedy. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and play Jane Smith and John Smith, a suburban couple whose marriage has started to go a bit stale after five or six years. Both wish for more excitement in their relationship, but as it happens, each of them is finding plenty of thrills elsewhere. Both Jane and John are world-class assassins who will take on perilous missions for the right price, but neither is aware of the other's secret life - Jane thinks her husband runs a successful construction company, and John believes his wife works on Wall Street. However, when John and Jane are both assigned to take out the same target, one Benjamin Danz (Adam Brody), they become aware of each other's secret lives, and suddenly both their careers and their marriage go through some dramatic and potentially deadly changes. Mr. and Mrs. Smith also stars Vince Vaughn as an assassin with John's company who still lives with his mother and Kerry Washington as one of Jane's associates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi