Thursday, March 31, 2011
Movie Review: The Tourist
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany
PG-13 for violence and brief strong language
3 Golden Globe Nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture
In theatres December 2010
Johnny Depp (Frank) stars as an American Tourist travelling abroad when his path is crossed by beautiful Angelina Jolie (Elise). As the two travel in Paris and Venice, intrigue, mystery and danger ensues. Things are not, however, as they necessarily seem.
This film received some mixed reviews but I quite liked it. I saw it in the theatre where the large screen enhances the beauty of the scenic shots of Venice and Paris. Cinematography is superb. Angelina played the role of the mysterious beauty with class and Depp was fine cast in his role as Frank, the tourist. If I have one complaint, it is Depp's hair. Long, stringy, curly, not exactly an attractive draw. Actually, I would have thought someone like Pierce Brosnan or someone equally tall and attractive would have made a good match against Angelina here. Or maybe that's the magic. They are unmatched.
Recommended as a rental. Who knows, you might just decide to add this to your collection.