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.Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Lord Julian Fellowes has said in interviews, that little of his work on the screenplay, ended up on-screen. See more »
In the train sequences early on, the trains shown are electric high speed trains. However the sound effects heard during the aerial shots of the trains heading from Paris to Venice are that of diesel power cars of British InterCity 125 trains. Similarly, in the train interior scenes, no overhead power masts can be seen through the windows. The lines from Paris to Venice are all overhead electric powered. See more »
Revolves around Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Angelina Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
I entered this film expecting it to be a pile of horse apples. I actually sort of liked it... sexy, intriguing, a bit of action and comedy. By no means is this a movie of the year or anything, but it is a fun film and the kind that might make a good date movie.
I ma not the sort to kiss Depp's butt. He is a great actor, but he is not flawless. Yet, here, I think he was really expressing a range I do not often see from him anymore. A ladies man who is shy and nervous, the Depp of "Edward Scissorhands"... back before he was the international superstar. I liked what I saw here.
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