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
Commentary by director Doug Liman and screenwriter Simon Kinberg
Commentary by producers Lucas Foster and Akiva Goldsman
Commentary by film editor Michael Tronick, production designer Jeff Mann and visual effects supervisor Kevin Elam
Fox Movie Channel Presents Making a Scene featurette
Mr. & Mrs. Smith [Blu-ray, 2005] is one of the funniest action movies that I've ever seen, and it's the best movie that the two great actors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, did together. It's good for repeat watching, especially for when you need just a fun, pick-me-up.
Doug Liman, director of the Bourne Identity, followed up the 2002 surprise hit with another spy movie but this time boosted the comedy and romance factor way up. Angelina and Brad have great on screen chemistry and there is tons of action. The movie even has enough emotional weight so you believe that the 2 killer spies have feelings for each other even though it's a blast to watch them try to silence one another for good.
Fantastic picture and massive surround sound on this Blu Ray make this one of the best date night/action rom-coms of the past 20 years and is a nice deal at $5!
What do you do when you discover you've married a contract killer? To complicate matters, what do you do when your spouse discovers that you're engaged in the same secret occupation? And further, what happens when your own reputation and livelihood--and eventually your life--depends on your killing your spouse? Mr. & Mrs. Smith's deft handling of this dark premise allows the viewer to breathe easy and enjoy the characters' explorations of a what-if scenario that purposefully explodes the boundaries of probability. The movie is intentionally and playfully filled with cliches (e.g., the use of the name Smith to cover true identity) that in less skillful hands would be embarrassing. The writing is clever, and the primary actors clearly had fun in their roles, because we have fun watching them.