By the Sea

Having detailed a pair of global wartime narratives (In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken), Angelina Jolie turns to a more intimate battlefield, starring in By the Sea alongside husband Brad Pitt.

click to enlarge Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea'
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea'

Having detailed a pair of global wartime narratives (In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken), Angelina Jolie turns to a more intimate battlefield, starring in By the Sea alongside husband Brad Pitt. The duo, who very publicly became a couple during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, capture the ennui of married artistes living in France during the mid-1970s, seeking any means to rekindle the dying embers of their once-passionate love. Based on advanced word, it will be fascinating to watch Jolie’s artfully faithful take on European drama, and how willing American audiences will be to venture into such territory with mega-watt tabloid superstars. (Opens Friday at Mariemont Theatre) (R) Not screened in time for review