Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Tourist

The Tourist

Released:  2010

Rated:  PG-13

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller

Recommendation:  Yes, for those how enjoy a movie that keeps you wondering, more low key action, and a small touch of romance too.

Synopsis:
Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice.  She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police.  Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.

My Thoughts:
Elise (played by Angelina Jolie) has spent two years alone, doing her normal routine, being followed by the French Police who are looking for Alex Pearce, a past lover of Elise's.  Elise received a note from Alex, asking her to take the 8:20 train to Venice and pick a man similar to his build then make everyone believe this man is him.  Elise picks an American math teacher, Frank (played by Johnny Depp), dragging him into a world of mobsters and police wanting Alex at a cost.

This was a different movie from our normal pick.  It seemed to be a lower key in action, but was a very good movie and theme.  I liked seeing Johnny Depp playing a different role here.  He was starting to get stuck in a specific role for me and here he stepped out of it.  Very nice.  He played the American math teacher very nicely, then to see his character...evolve? through the movie was great.  He played a more serious role here, and fit in very well.  Angelina Jolie, is as beautiful as every and I enjoyed her character as well.  Interesting relationships here.

Would I suggest this movie?  Yes, but if you are looking for high action and lots of humor this one isn't it.  I liked this movie kept me wondering.  I wondered what Alex Pearce had done to be so high on the mob hit list and wanted by the police as well.  Then I wondered if we would ever meet Alex Pearce, even just once in the end of the movie.  I think more women might enjoy this one than the men, but very good in the way of a thriller type feel with a touch of romance.  There was no sex in this movie, so very good for younger crowds as well.

I will say I did like the end of this one. ;)

8 comments:

  1. Oh I've been wanting to see this one. I've seen a bit of it, but didn't get to see it all. I thought it would have more action, but you still make it sound interesting. Thanks for the rec!

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  2. I saw this last month after reading many negative reviews, but I love Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie so I wouldn't miss the chance to see them in a movie together.

    I did enjoy it, loved the plot twist but I sort of guessed it in the first half hour so the ending didn't have a huge impact on me.

    Still enjoyed it though! There were some good moments in the film.

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  3. Melissa (Books&Things) - You know going into this movie I thought there would be more action, not as much as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but more than there was. It was a good movie to relax with and I did enjoy it, but on a different level. :) Hope you enjoy it when you watch it.

    Komal - Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Oh I do love Johnny Depp, and I loved his character in this one...to watch as he changed and grew by the end. Very nicely done. And I really liked seeing him in a serious role again. :) My husband called it before the end too. lol. But there were some very nice moments in this one, and I did enjoy it even if it wasn't what I thought it would be, just different levels was all :) Thank yoU!

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  4. I've been wondering about this movie. I love Johnny Depp though not Angelina Jolie. i think I will give this one a try, thanks for the review!

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  5. I loved the scenes in Paris and Venice and I adored Angelina's wardrobe. It was entertaining enough for an inflight movie :)

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  6. I really enjoyed this one, and I was very surprise by the end. It was a really interesting movie!

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  7. I fell asleep when we watched this one.

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  8. Bookmagic - I think Angelina was a little calmer in this one, although she does play the rich-y attitude very nicely. I hope you like it if you watch it.

    StephanieD - Oh yes! Paris and Venice where amazing looking! She was very beautiful in her clothes. I wish I had the body to where those clothes. lol.

    Melliane - So glad to hear you enjoyed this one. And liked the ending. :)

    Carol - I can very well see falling asleep in this one. :) Thank you for stopping by!

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