Two completely average and normal seeming individuals come together and then get bored with it all. They have been married a few years and now both can’t seem to stand each other and yet need each other so they can seem normal to the rest of the world. It is that normalcy that is required so that no one knows what it is that they actually do. The funniest part of it all is that neither of them know what the other really does either. Talk about keeping secrets in a marriage.
John Smith (Brad Pitt) is a construction contractor and very successful at it, at least that is what everyone thinks. In reality he is an assassin for hire that will not let anything stop him from reaching his target. Money and personal morals are his guide to what jobs he will and will not do. Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) is a top female executive and travels a lot for her company, at least that is what everyone thinks. In reality she is an assassin for hire that will not let anything stop her from reaching his target. For the longest time no one suspected what they really were till the agencies that they contracted for found out and decide to put a stop to it in a most unique way. They will have them kill each other.
Both John and Jane get an assignment to kill a government witness, Benjamin Danz (Adam Brody) that is supposed to be picked up by helicopter some place in the middle of the desert. Jane is all technical about setting up parameters, trip wires and explosives to cause as much damage as possible with a sniper rifle to pick off any that escape her trap. John on the other hand is a fly by the britches type of person and rolls in with on a dune buggy with a rocket launcher and rifle in the back seat. Jane see him first and tries to take him out. Both are too good to be able to win the day right there and that causes their benefactors to send each a kill order for the other.
These two assassins never miss and never fail but they seem to never be able to kill each other, they keep missing and they realize it has nothing to do with their skill. Right as they start to make up numerous killers crash into their house and start tearing up the place trying to kill the Smiths.
The film is great for a laugh as the situations are vary humorous and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play well off of each other. This is also one of the few action films that Pitt has done and worth seeing just for that. This is not a block buster but a fun afternoon film that just about anyone can enjoy. I especially love the marriage councilor scenes that are shown throughout the film. It shows just how much the two didn’t know each other as well as how much they eventually love each other.
I give this film a Musing review of