Movie Title: Allied
Rating: R, 124 minutes
In a Nutshell: World War II offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic spy adventure, featuring two good looking actors who fall in love. It has a cat and mouse, film Noir feel to it that makes it look old-fashioned and will remind you of some of the scenes from the classic movie Casablanca.
- Duty, love, honesty, patriotism, loyalty.
Things I liked:
- Brad Pitt speaks French and looks cool in every scene.
- Marion Cotillard is mesmerizing as Marianne Beausejour. She really looks and sounds like she stepped out of the 1940's. She hits the big screen again in a couple of weeks in the movie "Assassin's Creed."
- The CGI blends really well with real-life shots.
- There is a funny scene when Brad Pitt shuffles playing cards. Marianne later says, “So, it’s in the cards for our chance to make history.”
- This is more romance than spy thriller.
Things I didn’t like:
- It’s a bit slow moving.
- The last time Brad Pitt was in a spy movie, he got a divorce. Just sayin…
- There are a lot of subtitles, although sometimes French is spoken without subtitles so you have to guess at what is being said. According to the Duolingo app, I'm 11% fluent in French. So there's that. ha ha
- A guy throws up. Ick.
- Some scenes could have been trimmed a bit to be more effective.
- There could have been more spy stuff.
- “Who are you thinking about?” – Max
“My mother.” – scared soldier
“Don’t. Think of your father. He’s proud of you.” – Max
- “Salute me, first!” - George
“Go to hell.” - Max Vatan
This IS hell. It’s an office.” – George
Tips for parents:
- You see the side of a naked Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt’s rear end.
- A lot of F-bombs.
- It’s starts to get hot and heavy in a car, as well as in a bed.
- There are a lot of subtitles to read.
- Lesbians kiss.
- Shooting, violence, suicide.