By the Sea

By the Sea

By the Sea

Angelina Jolie writes and directs this relationship drama, co-starring with husband Brad Pitt. Set in the 1970s, the film follows a couple who retreat to a gorgeous seaside resort in France, only to be confronted by the reality that their marriage is in crisis. Co-stars French talents Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) and Melvil Poupaud (Laurence Anyways).

2015Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, sex scenes and content that may disturb117 minsUSA
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By the Sea / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Always offers something to tickle the eye and ear, even as it leaves the heart and mind coolly unstirred.

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Time Out

Time Out

A so-so film, but its meandering stretches of decaying glamour make it about 10 times more interesting than most Oscar bait.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

dazzlingly gorgeous, as are its stars. But peeling back layer upon layer of exquisite ennui reveals nothing but emptiness, sprinkled with stilted sentiments.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The actors aren't unhinged enough for the scathing conceit, and the script is more of a mechanism than a revelation.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A knowing or at least a ticklishly amusing demonstration of celebrity and its relay of gazes from one of the most looked-at women in the world. Take, watch, she seems to say, this is my body.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a vanity project that’s difficult to love, but alluring to unpack.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The Pitts, it must be said, suffer gorgeously.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's no catharsis at the end from the journey taken, just relief that it's over.

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