Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Tourist

Filmed in Venice, The Tourist is a romantic thriller that pairs two of Hollywood's megastars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp plays the part of a widowed Wisconsin math teacher, Frank Tupelo who meets Elise Clifton Ward (Angelina Jolie) a beautiful Englishwoman who is being pursued by Scotland Yard. After receiving a secret note, Jolie takes a train from Paris to Venice, picks up Depp and tries to fool her pursuers in thinking that he is her lover Alexander Pearce.

I enjoyed the humor, breathtaking scenery and free-wheeling plot. The ending is unexpected and the movie often stumbles between spy thriller, love story and romantic comedy.

Watch the trailer.

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