• Publication date: October 23, 2011

Hired to kill each other�but does love conquer all? Mr. and Mrs. Smith: A marriage with a big secret

Hollywood blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Smith brings together an all-star cast in a movie about a suburban married couple who have become increasingly bored with each other and their lives, until they learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Hollywood blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Smith brings together an all-star cast in a movie about a suburban married couple who have become increasingly bored with each other and their lives, until they learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

The movie opens with John and Jane Smith, a couple who have been married for five or six years, attending marriage counseling. There, they tell the story of their first meeting in Colombia, where they met while both of them were secretly on the run from Colombian authorities. They quickly fell in love and were married.

In reality, however, John and Jane are both skilled assassins working for different firms, each concealing their true profession from their spouse. When both are assigned to kill a man named Benjamin Danz (nicknamed "The Tank"), they encounter each other on the job and discover the truth.

Both employers task one Smith to eliminate the other, and each must choose between their personal and professional lives. This personal emotional struggle continues through out the film.

At the peak of their attempted killing of each other, they wind up with guns in each other's faces. Mr. Smith balks, and lays his gun down. Like him, she cannot shoot (even when he is unarmed) and succumbs to his love instead.

The Smiths decide to take Danz out of his high-security prison in order to give their employers something they want more than the Smiths. Danz then confesses that he was hired by their employers, who discovered that the Smiths were married and created a joint task force to have them kill each other.

With a budget amounting to US$ 75 million, the gross worldwide revenues topped to US$ 468 million

The movie won several awards, including MTV Movie Award for best fight, ASCAP Award for top box office films, NRJ Cine Award for the actor of the year and Teen Choice Award in 2006.

Year: 2005

Duration: 120 mins

Genre: Action/Drama/Adventure

Starring:

Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie

Vince Vaughn

Adam Brody

Kerry Washington

Directed by: Doug Liman