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The Tourist

A 2010 film starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

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After I kissed YOU!

  • Feb 25, 2011
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Who’d have guessed what a lunch with a stranger whom one met on the Intercity train could turn into? Other than the promise of romance and adventure, right? Well, sometimes being too optimistic can be treacherous…
 
In The Tourist, as a tourist what would one look for? Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world if not the most romantic, is a great place to visit and since I had been there almost 2 decades ago, this brings back a lot of fond memories. I had always thought I’d be back in Venice but as life has it, that was the only one time despite my dozens trips to Europe. Italy has been as elusive as Alexander Pearce. Going back to Venice on the screen is truly wonderful, especially since the movie did start off slowly (a very nice pace, in my view), especially for a thriller. And on their first night together, I’d say Angelina Jolie is too beautiful a woman to resist, they slept in separate beds, in Venice! Now, that’s a nice opening :-)



 
Now, after spending a night sleep which tourist would imagine climbing across the roofs of Venice? So, this American tourist did exactly that! It’s interesting if one puts oneself into the role and role play that identity on screen!  As enchanting as Venice is, what is more seductive is not Angelina Jolie or the American tourist. It is the plot as it unfolds. This turns out to be more a comedy/romance than a thriller and I thought that delightful. A movie does not have to have impossible stunts nor macho moves to make it an action drama. Instead, a more down to earth approach makes it into one of the most fun action thrillers around. Watch for the ending, I think you’ll like it!
After I kissed YOU! After I kissed YOU!

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February 26, 2011
Great review, I missed this so I am waiting for the rental.
February 26, 2011
I actually saw this on dvd as with most of the movies... :-)
February 26, 2011
glad you liked this one, Sharrie! It was good, but there was something missing....
February 26, 2011
I like it for a change, it probably has a lot to do with my fond memories of Venice! :-)
 
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review by . December 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Beautiful People In A Beautiful Place Doing Beautiful Things...
Crime capers or in this case a scheme to “Catch a Thief”. Those who are familiar with Hitchcock’s beloved film know that it wasn’t one of the best Hitchcock movies (God, I punched so many holes in its narrative that it won’t be able to stand up at all) but it was enjoyed primarily because of the lead performers who were Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Well, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “The Tourist” is a remake of the 2005 French movie “Anthony …
review by . December 24, 2010
This movie was aggressively mediocre, pretty much nothing but a star vehicle for Johnny and Angelina. For those who don't know what a star vehicle is, it's a movie that has nothing going for it other than the celebrity of one or two leading actors. If two different actors were cast in the roles of Frank and Elise, then this movie would be worse than 0%. That being said, it wasn't a good movie, not even close.      I like Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany, but I cannot …
review by . November 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
For those of you who know me even a little, you are aware I adore Johnny Depp and I despise Angelina Jolie.  The movie itself, based on what I have read, sounds like it could be pretty well action-packed, but why in the hell did they have to put Depp with HER?  Sorry if I have insulted Jolie fans, but I just do not like her; never have, never will.      I will admit she looks good in the trailer and in photos; I am not blind after all.  Depp looks hotter than hell …
review by . July 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Angelina Jolie is the girlfriend of a mysterious man who is wanted by both Interpol and some very bad Mafia guys (led by the guy who played Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop). While she is having her breakfast at an outdoor cafe, a letter is delivered to her. The letter is from her boyfriend who tells her to go to the train station to a train going to Italy and try to meet a stranger that is the same height and build as he is. This will make Interpol think the stranger is her boyfriend and throw …
review by . December 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Angelina Jolie’s appearance in “The Tourist” may someday set records for sheer photogenic appeal. She plays one of the most glamorous undercover agents ever to grace the silver screen; her wardrobe, her makeup, and her hair are all immaculate, and for some strange reason, they stay that way all 103 minutes of the film. Even when her character is roughed up by an odious mobster near the end, she still looks as if she has been prepped for a “Vanity Fair” photo shoot. …
review by . February 05, 2012
Not a great movie
Angelina Jolie stars as Elise, an alluring and mysterious woman whose every move is being watched by Interpol. Knowing that, she boards a train for Venice and picks up an unsuspecting tourist (Johnny Depp) who quickly falls in love, is arrested, and has to run for his life.      I liked the beginning of this movie, thanks to Johnny Depp's' sweet portrayal of a mousey math teacher who naively speaks Spanish to Italians and can't believe his luck in meeting the glamorous …
review by . December 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Mediocre Vacation
THE TOURIST Written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmark, Christopher McQuarrie and Jullian Fellowes Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmark Starring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany and Timothy Dalton   Frank Tupelo: You’re ravenous Elise Clifton-Ward: Do you mean ravishing? Frank: Yes, I do. Elise: You’re ravenous   Some poor sap of a math teacher from Wisconsin is sitting on a train en route to Venice from Paris when it happens.  A devastatingly …
review by . December 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
For some reason with so much star power and Oscar winners working on the script I somehow expected more from this movie. But now it seems the reason this movie was signed on by so many was for a paid vacation to Venice. Not to say I blame them, but I would hesitate before I indulge their fantasies, unless of course you want to get away a little yourself.      This is a classic tale of a female temptress and a bumbling hero. Angelina Jolie fills the role, and every part of her …
review by . June 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
12A - 103mins - Action/Drama/Romance - 10th December 2010      Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, star in this action romance as Frank and Elise. Whilst on a vacation to Italy to recover from a broken heart, Frank a maths teacher, is minding his own business on a train when Elsie sits opposite him. They strike up a bond and Frank thinks its his lucky day when he runs into her later. Unfortunately for him, this is not a chance encounter but rather a scheme by Elise to use him …
review by . December 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   The Tourist? Maybe The Borefest! This movie is nowhere near being disappointing it just suck from start to finish. First of all, the story is full of cliches and bad lines. The characters could not make something remarkable thanks to the bad development. The dialogue in this film is not just poor but lame and forced. The pacing is also something that enrages the viewer. It really gets dull and boring. Too many scenes having nothing important to show but only pretty faces and long (could …
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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The Tourist is a 2010 thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany

Release: December 10, 2010
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Genre: Thriller
Release Date: December 10, 2010
Screen Writer: Julian Fellowes
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