The TouristDecember 10, 2010
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.9/10 (70,865 voted)
Critic's Score: 37/100
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany
Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.
Writers: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie
Inspector John Acheson
Chief Inspector Jones
Christian De Sica
Conte Filippo Gaggia
The Perfect Trip – The Perfect Trap
Release Date: 10 December 2010
Filming Locations: Gare de Lyon, Paris 12, Paris, France
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,472,458
(12 December 2010)
(6 March 2011)
Did You Know?
Angelina Jolie dons twelve outfits throughout the movie.
In the channel scene Elise use the back of her the boat to hit the other boat that goes destroyed. In the next frame the Elise's boat is untouched.
I'm sorry I got you involved in all this.
Why are you involved?
Something To Be Learned
Millions, two huge stars, a director with a reputation and a fictional
sounding name, and of course, Venice! Nothing works, nothing! The
chemistry between Depp and Jolie is virtually non existent. She is
dressed in ridiculous, supposedly elegant, gowns but she looks as if
she's wearing costumes. Remember Audrey Hepburn? She was never worn by
her dresses, she was ahead. The dialog is not to be believed – Julian
Fellowes is listed among the writers but, I can't believe it's true.
The meet-cute on the train, done so beautifully in th past by a variety
of directors and stars, falls flat here, flat! Johnny Depp is one of my
favorites but here he looks puffy and detached. How can anyone managed
to make Depp look bad? I don't know but they did. Jolie is a big star
but here, she seems unused to wear dresses. I couldn't believe her walk
through Venice. "Hot to Trot" comes o mind. Imagine, Audrey Hepburn
walking purposely through Venice in a ball gown. Or Carole Lombard, or
Grace Kelly, or Loren or Deneuve, Gene Tirney, Kay Kendall… I can
think of dozens. This was really bad. The only saving grace a running
joke that has Depp's character, not speaking Italian, speaks Spanish to
the Italians and the Italians respond in Spanish, specially the scene
with Christian De Sica (son of Vittorio) in which De Sica replays "De
nada" So, the lesson learned is the eternal cliché. Not everything that
glitters is gold. And this one, from a distance, glittered, big time