Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Tourist. This isn't a movie review post.

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp raise the bar for total fantasy lifestyle porn in this positively regal dollop of absolute nothingness. Elise Ward (Jolie) is the beyond beautiful former paramour to one Alexander Pearce, a man who has been on the run—and reportedly undergone a multimillion dollar plastic surgery overhaul—from Scotland Yard and the British treasury, and from wealthy and well-dressed thug Reginald Shaw (Steven Berkoff, who played a similarly sophisticated baddie in Beverly Hills Cop), from whom Pearce stole a huge chunk of change. The Yard’s Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany) is foaming at the mouth to capture Pearce after chasing him for years and sinking many man hours and money into it. Shaw has a squad of suit-wearing hired Russian goons who hope Elise will lead them to Pearce, from whom they want to extract information about the whereabouts of Shaw’s money and then introduce him to a slow, torturous demise. Pearce knows two years is an eternity for somebody like Elise—she of the perfect hair and upper-crust British accent, at ease in white gloves and heels at a Parisian cafe—to wait for him. So he surreptitiously messages her to throw everybody off her trail by making surveillance teams think somebody else is him. All she has to do is board a train heading from Paris to Venice, pick somebody roughly his size and build, and sell the misdirection.

She chooses a vacationing American, Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp), a math teacher from Madison, Wisc. Frank isn’t merely not in Elise’s league, he’s practically the male version of a spinster librarian. He’s verbally clumsy, socially awkward, and more than a little intimidated by Elise—especially once they arrive in Venice and both law enforcement and Russian muscle assume he’s the man they’re after.(source: Citypaper)

I love Angelina Jolie. She's been a Hollywood top actress for so long and never falls from it. Jolie basically poses her way through the film, relying on her luscious lips, icy seductress stare, elegant yet chic -way beyond classy in anything she wears.

"I liked that she was a real lady, a real European lady, and I've never played that before.
I thought it was a challenge for me to be a girl, a real girly girl," she said. (source: MTV)

Not forget to mention great chemistry between her and Johnny Depp.

I love this movie! Every part of it: the plot, scenes, actors.

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