Our lives are defined by opportunities… Even the ones we miss.
Posts tagged Cate Blanchett.
Sunrises at Lake Pontchartrain.
Fincher being Fincher!
(Directing on the sets of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ with their final scenes.)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Directed by Doug Liman.
Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Co-Starring Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington, Keith David, and Michelle Monaghan.
John: “I have to tell you… I’ve never really liked your cooking… It’s not your gift.”
Jane: “Hmm… Baby, I’ve never cooked a day in my life. I-Temp Girls cooked.”
John: “… Web of lies!!”
The film that destroyed a marriage, but gave way to probably the biggest one, afterwards. Now, yes, I know that Mr. & Mrs. Smith isn’t a cinematic classic. But it has definitely been one of my favorites to watch in the past years. It’s incredibly witty. It’s charming. It’s very seductive. It’s entertaining. Just like the main stars.
Basically, it’s not a film with characters, it’s a film about Brad Pitt and Angie Jolie. The plot is simple, no major twists. And obviously, the film itself admits it’s just for fun when you see Adam Brody wearing a “Fight Club” shirt, the copied tango scene from “True Lies,” and the copied tea cup/wine bottle from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” None the less, it’s a ‘must own’ for any film collector. Many other actors and actresses were considered for the roles of John and Jane Smith. From Will Smith and Catherine Zeta-Jones to Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchett. Yet, in the end, I personally couldn’t imagine any other duo playing Mr. and Mrs. Smith other than Brad and Angie. But Hollywood rumors are floating around that another Mr. & Mrs. Smith is in the making, with a new couple dubbed, “Mr. & Mrs. Jones.”
We didn’t have a stick of furniture. We would have picnics in the living room. We ate when we felt like it. Stayed up all night when we wanted. We vowed never to fall into routine, to go to bed or wake up at the same time. We lived on that mattress.
I love this scene.
After he thinks he’s lost her.
After he gets over her.
And in a heartbeat, all those feelings hit him back like a bolt of lighting.
The scene follows with both of them sitting at the table they once sat on when they were kids. No conversation. Just sitting there. Admiring each other’s company that they’ve missed ever so much for years.
Daisy: “You haven’t said two words.”
Benjamin: “I don’t want to ruin it.”
This film will always have my heart.
Some people, were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people, dance.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
My love for this film will always be never-ending, due to so many reasons!
“We didn’t have a stick of furniture. We would have picnics in the living room. We ate when we felt like it, stayed up all night when we wanted. Vowed never to fall into routine, to wake up or go to bed at the same time. We lived on the mattress.”
— The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I love this montage in the film.