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An American writer named Roland and his wife, Vanessa, arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea and Francois, and village locals Michel and Patrice, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
Drama Romantic - Die-hard Angelina Jolie and Brad
Pitt fans will enjoy this big star
showcase for the pair written and
directed by Jolie, but this is an
often slow, '70s-set European
arthouse style drama. A lot of the
dialogue is in French. Language,
constant substance use, and graphic
sex and nudity make this strictly
PROFANITY: 13 F-words; 3 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: A number of very graphic sex scenes with nudity. VIOLENCE: A beating. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Very frequent alcohol, tobacco, pills. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some darkly comic situations, often sex-related.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor ...a film that is such a borderline unendurable exercise in vapid self-indulgence that it almost feels like an exceptionally straight-faced parody of empty-headed star vehicles. ...will leave most moviegoers as cold and indifferent as the characters they have been watching.
NY PostFull Review Poor ...a pretentiously arty, humorless vanity production that drags along for two hours that feel like at least four. "By the Sea'' is clearly intended to be an homage to classic European films of the '60s and '70s, but the stars' performances and the thin script are too superficial to make you care about their characters.
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