‘BY THE SEA’, Film Review, December 2015

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To be honest, if it was down to spending my hard-earned money, I wouldn’t have chosen to see this film. However, I went into it with an open mind – it was chosen for several film festivals after all. For those who don’t know, By The Sea is written and directed by Angelina Jolie, and both Angelina and Brad are the only two producers on this film (obviously financing it themselves) – so both the main actors had a lot invested in it. The premise is a couple from New York, struggling badly with their marriage, moving into a coastal town on the south of France (seemingly) in an effort to sort themselves out. The subplot is that Brad Pitt’s character is a writer with a major case of writer’s block. When the couple arrive at their destination in the first two minutes of the film, Jolie steps out of…

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