December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

June 6, 2011

The Tourist (2010)

When it’s over, the film suffered from a lack of chemistry between Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.  Jolie plays the beautiful mysterious woman who meets a tourist, played by Depp, on a train to Venice, Italy, and what follows is a series of mistaken identity with Interpol and the Russian Mafia hot on their heels.  Although Jolie and Depp played their parts adequately, they lacked that “something” that “spark” that would’ve made their romance more grand, more believable.  With all the beautiful scenery, elegant costumes, and extravagant decor, it’s a shame their relationship on screen couldn’t match the grandness of the production.   A reunion with Jolie and Clive Owen (they last starred together in Beyond Borders) would have been a better casting choice; as also, Depp and Kate Beckingsale or Depp and Charlize Theron. 

My rating: 2.5 out of 5


  1. All I have to say is that the Tourist is right up there on my list of Top 10 Worst Movies of all time and a complete waste of time in my life that I'll never get back.

  2. Johnny Depp is as always enjoyable to watch, but even his acting chops won't save the mindless plot of this film. It's just so dumb.

  3. I'm amazed how often bad movies get so much funding and get made, only to be flops.

  4. I hear you Alene. They should have used the money to hire better writers than using it on Johnny and Angelina