Critics are bashing Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new drama, By The Sea.
Angelina Jolie’s new movie By the Sea premiered at AFI Fest on Thursday night, and the critics who attended the screening pretty much hated it.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, 1 out 7 reviews counted so far say the is garbage.
Justin Chang from Variety called the movie, “An unabashed vanity project that struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue.”
Todd McCarthy from THR said By the Sea was “This languid piece of would-be art cinema will prove once again that even the biggest names in the world won’t draw an audience to something that, in and of itself, has no reason for being.”
In addition, TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde said By The Sea “Plays like an unconscious parody of Last Year at Marienbad, L’avventura and any number of other 1960s European dramas about beautiful people having existential crises on yachts and in villas.”
This could be bad news for Universal Pictures which is planning on spending $10 million in marketing in the United States alone with hopes of turning this melo-drama into an Oscar winner.
By the Sea centers around a relationship gone sour. With their marriage in trouble, an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Angelina Jolie Pitt) make new connections at a French resort.
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