Angelina Jolie wishes every woman could direct their husband’s sex scenes


Angelina Jolie probably should not have made By the Sea. Even though I’m a Brangeloonie, I’ve been enjoying the awful reviews of BTS, just because… I want Angelina to make better career decisions. BTS was not a smart career move. To call By the Sea a “vanity project” or an “ego bath” would do a disservice to vanity and ego, it seems. This is a film about nothing more than looking pretty while sighing. And if you want to know the big SPOILER for why Brad and Angelina’s characters are sighing, drinking and crying so much, go here to read Gawker’s review. Why did anyone think this was a good idea? Anyway, Angelina has a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. Even though her movie sucks, her hustle is still A-level.

Jolie on the weirdness of directing herself in love scenes: “It’s the strangest thing in the world to be lying naked in a bathtub with an iPad that’s showing you the shot outside, while your husband is at the door and you’re directing him to come in and make love to you. In front of a bunch of other men with cameras…I couldn’t get out of the bathtub to get to the monitor because the director is naked. We’re artists and want to be free, but Brad—it’s his wife. He was on towel duty. He’d hold the towel over me.”

Love scenes are strange: “Love scenes are strange anyway, but when you’re doing a love scene with a person that you really have sex with? The only way to get through it was for us to all talk about the absurdity of it and make sure no one was feeling awkward. . .I’ve done sex scenes. But this is obviously different. I almost wish every woman could have this experience.”

Like after a double mastectomy: “The surgeries still allow you to be a woman. I hope other women—anyone who is worried about those issues and how [your body] can feel or look—can see that through [the scene]. I’m happy that will be in there if that answers something for them.”

Her improvisation with Brad: “Brad and I had this one day when we were like, ‘Let’s just do ridiculous things and see what happens.’ By the end of it, he had pissed all over my shoes, I had packed up the entire [hotel] room to leave, and he wrote ‘pillhead’ with an arrow on my head with a Sharpie while [my character] Vanessa was sleeping. The crazy stuff didn’t make it into the film. It went awry.”

[From Vanity Fair]

For the love of God. They actually filmed “improv” scenes where Brad pissed on her shoes and Sharpie’d her face? That’s what happens when you make a film about sighing and staring off into space with one beautiful tear falling down your face. That seriously sounds like the whole movie. As for the sex scenes… um, I guess we’re supposed to be titillated, but Angelina just makes it seem so boring and mundane. Girl, make a film about bringing knives into your bed. Make a movie about banging your husband in the limo. Something else. Stop taking yourself so seriously! YOU USED TO HAVE FUN.


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  1. Esmom says:

    I don’t know if the movie shouldn’t have been made but I’m thinking some of this interview should not have been printed. Cringe.

    • V4Real says:

      Ok AJ even you need to pump your breaks on some of the stuff you’re saying. I think she’s trying to entice the audience into seeing this movie by revealing there’s a sex scene. It kind of peeked my interest but I’m not sure if I will be seeing it. I guess that’s how you promote a film with bad reviews.

      • Kitten says:

        LOL.. The improvisation stuff was….wish I could unread it.

        I love me some Brad but…a sex scene with him isn’t going to lure me in, you know? Don’t get me wrong-he’s still a handsome man but I just don’t have any desire to see him doing the nasty. In his Legend of The Falls days? Oh hell yeah but he’s getting more…distinguished. *coughs*

      • Pmnichols says:

        Agreed. I think next time she wants to direct a film she should use her own money. The money for this film could have gone to help others. I like them but this story just brought me back to the blood in the vial days.

      • not cynical says:

        @V4Real: The fact there was a sex scene has been known since Day One.

      • mytbean says:

        That improv stuff makes me think there’s more than a little passive aggressive expression going on with Brad. I think, when he got involved with her years ago, that he was craving a serious, passionate, intelligent, savvy woman but maybe I can only imagine how exhausting it is to be around someone like her. She’s great and all but imagine being her partner in life. I’m tired just reading about all they take on.

  2. meme says:

    such absurdity. this movie is a vanity clusterfvck and she’s still trying to hype it up.

    • Tarsha says:

      Oh stop. You’re really losing it now.

      • meme says:

        Really? How so? The movie is getting panned. Not everyone is a fan and her interviews are absurd.

      • MildredFierce says:

        The rational world sees having an opinion as normal. Not losing it.

      • meme says:

        Didn’t I say I wasn’t a fan? You are upset because Jolie’s film is a campy vanity project and you’re disappointed. Not my problem.

      • Jaded says:

        Since when is opining on a really bad movie “losing it”?

      • Tarsha says:

        The poster is a known hater of Angelina. The film hasn’t even been released, and there are barely any reviews, so how can I be upset? I think you are upset that she is still directing. And you give yourself away with ‘campy’. Which, is the very opposite of anything this movie has been billed as.

      • meme says:

        I don’t care that she’s directing even though she isn’t very good at it. I don’t see what I am “giving away” with calling the movie campy. It’s been used in a couple of reviews I’ve read.

      • V4Real says:

        With barely any reviews? Hasn’t there been like 10 reviews or something like that.

        And yes Meme dislikes AJ. This is what makes the AJ threads so funny. Superfans know she doesn’t like AJ , it’s clear as day but yet they can’t resist the urge to constantly respond to her.

      • doofus says:

        but even non-”haters” of Jolie are saying it looks terrible.

        listen, she’s clearly a nice person, a good partner to her husband and a good mother to her children. she’s a wonderful humanitarian, too.

        she’s allowed to stumble once in a while so if this movie is getting reviewed poorly and people point that out, don’t let it bother you so much. she’ll likely learn and do better next time.

      • Dana says:

        If a movie is getting bad reviews or great reviews, it won’t change the opinion of people that don’t like or love a particular celebrity. The same people will always be here to post snarky comments, whether BTS had a 30 percent or a 90 percent rating. Critics are just doing there jobs, but it’s really up to the person to decide if they want to see a movie. I’ve read the reviews, but I’m going to give the movie a viewing because I admire Brad and Angelina as actors.

    • hmmm says:

      I agree. It’s totally a vanity project. As for the improv– ick.

    • Paige says:

      I have read many reviews, but I don’t remember critics calling this film campy. I have seen vanity project and languid but campy, nah.

      • not cynical says:

        Many, and I mean MANY people are writing their own versions of “reviews”. You have to laugh at the lengths “some” are going to make this film fail. I have a sneaky feeling they are doing it for nothing.

        More theaters are being added every day.

    • not cynical says:


      Don’t read too much into the critic’s reviews. Every movie they’ve liked so far has tanked at the BO. Their heads are so far up their own azzes they have no idea what they’ve seen.

      Let the moviegoers decide what they like, most don’t let a critic tell them what they should see or not see. If they did, the films the critics loved wouldn’t have flopped.

  3. Catelina says:

    Uh, not to ask the obvious question, but has the author of this post actually seen the movie to be making these assumptions? Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe reviews that the movie is flawed. But the way this post is written seems extremely dismissive and I don’t think that’s fair unless one has actually seen the movie

    • lisa2 says:

      I’m sure this was written based on comments on this site and others. The film opens on Friday. Sad that people don’t see things for themselves but run with comments from people with an obvious agenda..

      the film may not be a huge hit.. but it will make money.

      • not cynical says:

        There’s no doubt this film will make back it’s budget and more. It’s a shame to see so many people want to see Angie fail out of nothing more than sheer jealousy.

  4. MildredFierce says:

    Directing is not her strength. Enough of talk of “still being a woman” – unfortunately, I know more than one women who actually HAD cancer and a double mastectomy – and none on them have drone and on and on about. I guess, she thought bring up very personal issues and private life would soften the critical response. It is not working.

    • Candice says:

      She can say her feeling and everyone is different.

    • Maya says:

      And enough with people like you who compares women who had cancer and had mastectomy to those women who haven’t had cancer and had mastectomy.

      Women who have had cancer will understand and support women who took steps to make sure they don’t get cancer.

      In your dislike for Angelina, you are insulting thousands of women who did exactly the same thing as Angelina.

      • Water says:

        I had a tumor in my womb when I was 23. Bleeding for a month like you are peeing, not so much fun. All the other stuff, not so much fun. Angelina can just shut up already because she doesn’t know anything.

      • Water says:

        Its a pretty big deal when you are never able to have children. Small? Dr Abdul is that you? It’s been 10 years, how have u been? I’m assuming you are my surgeon since u profess to know so much about what I went through! Maybe you are my Oncologist Dr Marks!

      • Tulip Garden says:

        You’ve either had cancer or you haven’t. Similar to not being able to be “a little bit pregnant”. That said with her money, resources, and overall situation, I would have had the same operations that she opted for just to alleviate the chances as much as I could. Doesn’t matter for me though cause my world doesn’t work that way. Good for her, although bringing “awareness” isn’t necessarily beneficial to anyone but her. Maybe that will change it time.
        I do think that she is regurgitating a lot of this info strictly for publicity for BTS. That’s fine though, it works to some extent to raise her profile ( and her subject matter) but I don’t think it’ll help sell the film. Of course, her fans can enjoy the foray into her world and thinking so that’s good for them.

      • not cynical says:


        I’m truly sorry you have had to go through such a terrible ordeal at such a young age. I hope you are doing well, now.

    • ell says:

      meh. you don’t have to like angelina to understand that having breast cancer is a deeply personal experience and people will feel differently.

      i don’t think it’s a bad message to tell other women that reconstruction surgery can fix things, if the person so desires.

    • not cynical says:

      She never said she had cancer, she’s talking about breast reconstruction. many women will feel better to know your body will not be deformed or less womanly when seeing Angie in this film. I applaud her for this, and so will the women who have had or will need breast reconstruction.

    • wolfie says:

      It sounds like Angelina wrote a story about how she is still a beautiful woman (after mastectomy) and Jennifer A. can’t have kids.

      • wolfie says:

        Read Gawker’s review. It is a vanity project for her new extra size boobs (she went up a size or two), and the story is about a woman who’s heartache lies in not having children (not at Jennifer’s age). I think these two women were obsessed with each other for years. I’m not a fan – just an observer…”life and art” can be a strange dream.

      • Lana says:

        Gawker. It doesn’t surprise me. Anything Angelina Jolie does is because of Jennifer Aniston apparently. Jennifer chose not to have kids it is not the same as wanting them. Angelina has never even acknowledged her nor has she done anything except be herself that would lend to any suggestion that she is even remotely obsessed with her. 10 years on, both parties lead completely separate lives.

      • Marny says:

        Actually, Gawker doesn’t mention Jennifer.

  5. Candice says:

    This interviews showing the fun side of them meaning what they tried making the movie (no only the serious things) they did/tried. Imo . I think they are a good team. And the movie sound good and a lot of things. Watch & then talk.
    Some people flat tires,other burn stuff,people do many things in relationship fights I take it.

    • tracking says:

      If it hadn’t entailed p*ssing on shoes, yes, I would have thought fun and wild improv. But that’s just gross.

    • Naya says:

      I really think that when you start peeing on each others shoes during fights its time for that divorce decree. I’m confused at this choice for “improv”, it goes beyond just “troubled marriage” and crosses into something very dark and malevolent. Brad isnt a very good improv actor I’m guessing.

    • Jib says:

      Yeah, pissing on shoes is where these two lost me. Hey, I’m fun, I love to be wacky, but if my husband pissed on my shoes I would think he was 1) a disgusting pig, and 2) mentally deranged. It’s just not something sane 50 year old men do to lighten up a day.

  6. Sarah01 says:

    You know what I admire Brad now, he truly loves his wife. He generally makes great choices and he knew this one was going to be bomb and still did it anyway.

    • Esmom says:

      He knew this was going to be a bomb? If that’s true I’m not sure if that’s love as much as it’s bad business.

      • Catelina says:

        I wouldn’t say he knew/thought it was going to be a bomb, but, I do think, and I said it back when we knew next to nothing about the movie, that I don’t think he would’ve done it if someone else had offered it to him. It’s not even the kind of movie he usually does anyway. I’m pretty sure he still wouldn’t make a movie he thought absolutely sucked, even if it were Angie’s, but maybe he knew it wasn’t exactly a masterpiece. I just can’t see him saying no to Angie on something so personal and dear to her if she asked him to do it with her.

    • Naya says:

      True love is the moment you realise your wife has just guaranteed your household a clean sweep of the Razzies and still allow her to trot out the kids for a photo shoot to market that pretentious crap.

      • Maya says:

        True love is when you stand by your wife when some people do nothing but hate on her and her choices..

      • Naya says:

        True love is when you label anybody who points out that “the emperor has no clothes” a hater. To be clear I dont think Brad has crossed into this level of delusion but a lot of others have.

      • Bravo says:

        +100. That, and agreeing that that body and that by now almost-man face are the beauty incarnate.
        They have become very unattractive people, in every sense of the word.

    • lucy2 says:

      I doubt he knew it would be a bomb. I don’t care for him as an actor but he is a good producer, and I would hope he’d have offered some guidance if he didn’t think it was going well. He’s probably too close to the whole thing to be objective about it.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      So, why did he make The Counselor?

  7. Snazzy says:

    LoL I love them both but I kind of wish she had stuck to her bad-ass spy-type roles. She’s good at those

    • Freddy Spaghetti says:

      @snazzy Yes! She was so great in Salt and Wanted.

      • blue velvet says:

        Oh yes, and that movie she was in with Ethan Hawke, about the serial killer?
        She played an FBI agent; very entertaining movie. Good solid performances and a surprise ending. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. You won’t be disappointed in the least.

  8. MooHoo says:

    I only saw trailers but my first impression was, they both looked way too pretty – like models – and there seemed to be a tonne of posing going on. Remember taylor and burton in who is afraid of virginia woolfe – now that was a great film about a marriage falling apart and even though those two were still very attractive, their acting came through and not their looks.

    • meme says:

      You aren’t comparing this and them to Taylor/Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff are you? Please, Wolff was a brilliant play turned into a brilliant movie directed by Mike Nichols, supremely talented, and Burton/Taylor gave the performances of their careers.

      • Jaded says:

        And Liz looked like hell too – both because of her heavy drinking at the time and deliberate “dowdying up”. Jolie looks like an overly made-up, gorgeous mannequin.

      • MooHoo says:

        contrasting would be the better word.

      • Naya says:

        I understand that other film characters spend the movie complimenting her great beauty (because the audience is both blind and stupid apparently). What kind of vanity does it take to cast and the direct yourself in a role written by yourself in which multiple characters gush about your looks?

      • meme says:

        Ms Taylor was playing a woman much older than she was at the time and she was playing a drunken “floozy” so of course she looked a mess.

      • Harryg says:

        Taylor was made up to look older. She was so great. That movie is great.

  9. PunkyMomma says:

    PunkyDaddy and I take turns directing our sex scenes.

  10. SleepyJane says:

    She was always kind of nutty. I think becoming a mother, the PR spin to save her image after the affair, and getting caught up in her own hype, have created the Angelina we see today. I wonder if she is like this in real life, or if it’s just a game that she takes too far without realizing it. She is still very ethereal and entertaining though.

    • mer says:

      Perfectly said. I agree.

    • Maya says:

      Umm she adopted Maddox in 2002 and started her UN work in 2001 – years before she met Brad…

      Do you call other cutters nut case or is it only Angelina? Do you call 80% of Hollywood nutcases because they have, are and will take drugs?

  11. Jessica says:

    I’m getting fairly sick of the “still a woman after removing the breast tissue” thing like breasts are what makes a woman a woman. What about those women with super tiny breasts to the point of looking flat-chested? Do they not count as women because they don’t have large enough breasts? Breasts don’t define womanhood. Thinking that they do is what makes women think if they loose their breasts they are somehow less of a woman. They are not.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Sounds lovely in theory, that doesn’t match reality. It’s about how the women feel. A close family member works for breast cancer center, and she regularly has to convince women that having a mastectomy is better than dying.

      Breasts don’t define what it means to be a woman, but removing them still can have a seriously powerful impact on how a woman feels about herself.

      • ell says:

        yeah, while i also agree that what makes a woman a woman should not be her breasts, i also currently have a friend with breast cancer and it would be a lie to say she doesn’t speak about these sort of things as well. and i get where she comes from, i think it’s natural.

      • Jessica says:

        But that’s the point. If we as a culture stopped saying that breasts are what make a woman a woman than women would not feel bad and like they won’t be women anymore when they need to have those surgeries.

      • ell says:

        @jessica, i partly agree. it should still be a choice, and if one wants to have surgery why not. of course, having a mastectomy to live shouldn’t even be debated, but reconstructive surgery still has a place regardless imo. for many it may be just a vanity thing, such as the way clothes look on you, rather not feeling like a woman.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Jessica, IMO the initial comment seemed like you were shading women who have these feelings, instead of shaming the standards that society created. I agree that the way society judges women on their breasts is a horrible thing, but I am not going to fault a woman for having serious feelings about having major surgery to remove large amounts of tissue.

        ell, you’re exactly right. It’s natural to reflect on what is being removed and be a little afraid of that change. If women are allowed to express these feelings, then we can also help them work through them and come through the experience with a healthy sense of self esteem.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        My overall point is that I don’t think comments like Jolie’s create the feelings in women. I think the feelings exist already and she is merely acknowledging it.

    • meme says:


      I know a number of women who have had double mastectomies and they never felt like less than a woman. Reconstruction is a wonderful thing.

    • Jaded says:

      She does bang on about it doesn’t she. And she also talks about “being in menopause” despite the fact that she’s on hormone treatment. I had a total hysterectomy – ovaries and all – when I was 40 and went on hormone therapy. I absolutely did not go into menopause – no hot flashes, no night sweats, nada. So I think she’s coming off as being a teeny bit disingenuous about her surgeries….

      • Jaded says:

        @Industrial Strength – I do understand this because I went through a TOTAL hysterectomy. Five and a half hours in surgery. Everything came out, ovaries and all. And yes, menopause means cessation of periods, but it also includes the cessation of hormone production bringing on a plethora of issues symptomatic of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, etc. I take hormone therapy for it so no, I do not have any of these issues.

        Jolie stated that she had symptoms of menopause, that she felt different. She only had her ovaries and fallopian tubes out, not a complete hysterectomy, so she could very well still be having hormone-related periods as the lining of her uterus would still form monthly.

        I know what I’m talking about, clearly you don’t. So please stop with the aggressive attitude, this isn’t the forum for it.

      • DiamondGirl says:

        I had that too but couldn’t have hormone therapy because my breast cancer was hormone-related. I haven’t worn sweaters in years.

      • lisabeth says:

        @ Jaded.
        Jolie herself has said she is in menopause though. I am sorry but I think she is quite low for using her mastectomy and her cancer preventive surgeries in order to promote this bomb of a movie.
        I have to agree that she is kinda oversharing too much and she didn’t even have cancer to begin with but acts like she did.

      • blue velvet says:

        I had a total hysterectomy at age 37 before I could get pregnant. Wouldn’t have been able to anyway. I went through the worst depression of my life after the procedure…to the point of being institutionalized because people thought I was upset. NO! It was the shock of not producing estrogen that brought it on. Once I was put on estrogen, I was fine within 3 days and felt like myself again. I got to go home within 3 days. That being said, my grandmother had a double mastectomy at age 48 years before all the reconstructive surgery was an option. My mother had a radical mastectomy of her left breast, no reconstructive surgery was covered by insurance. If I could be tested for the gene and have preventive surgery I WOULD. Even if reconstruction was not an option. Think first before you speak, you’re entitled to your opinion, but be thankful that we have made such wonderful medical progress and survival rates are much higher. Isn’t that the name of the game after all???? Why put down a woman who exercised her rights to live a long and healthy life for her children? Come on ladies, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT.

    • T.Fanty says:

      Yeah, that made me raise an eyebrow, too. She had the money to get her boobs back (and then some), so she can still be a woman. If I were a cancer survivor, reading that, I would be a bit pissed off more than inspired.

      • lucy2 says:

        I originally read it like “a mastectomy doesn’t make you less of a woman” but in re-reading, it does kind of sound like she’s saying the reconstructive surgery lets you “still be a woman”.
        I think it’s something deeply personal and different for every woman, and each should be allowed to feel however they feel, but should be careful not to impose those feelings onto others. I’ve had a few family members go through it, and while most chose reconstruction, some did not, and they were all still women.

    • rice_bunny says:

      That would be me…I tend to poke fun at myself and say im part of the “Itty Bitty Titty Committe”…and I dont think ill be leaving anytime soon :(

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Braggart! I bet you can wear halter and tank tops and all your button downs line up and actually button! Truly, there are silver linings everywhere, I envy you those! I am sure that you are attractively petite…cause truly boobs don’t make the woman, except more comfortable if there are less of them!

    • Jib says:

      Man, if I had cancer or a serious family history of cancer, I’d get these things cut off ASAP. They are just fatty tissue we use to feed children. That we make them so important to attractive womanhood is ridiculous.

  12. ell says:

    i love angie, but i just can’t with this film. it seems the biggest bore.

    • jessoutwest says:

      Unfortunately it seems like the Tourist, but worse. Also, with the added “benefit” of commenting that being infertile can turn you into a hollow, unhappy empty shell. I was really hoping for something more mature (not boring) and complicated.

    • Jib says:

      She was called “inept” and “entitled.” OUCH!!! This is the worst review I’ve read, and I must say, it does sound like she shouldn’t have made this at all. I think it was an ego thing.

      If she asked me for advice, which she never will of course, I’d say, take some good film classes, work an as assistant for some top notch directors, learn the trade. She’s said she never liked movies, so how can she be a director?? Those guys live and eat movies from the time they are ten years old!!! She seems to not have a grasp of what to do, so if she wants to do this, she should backtrack and work with and learn from the best.

  13. Super says:

    How is Brad peeing on Angie’s shoe not a headline of this post? That particular tidbit came from Angie’s blessed humanitarian lips. Just image if Jen had told this about Justin or Leah had told that about Tom…I imagine you would be very loquacious about it.

    • Maya says:

      His character does that – it’s not for real…

      • May Be says:

        May be so…but it’s still cray, cray and should be discussed

        “Though it wasn’t always so serious on the set. Jolie reveals some of the “crazy” antics she and Pitt improvised as their characters.

        “Brad and I had this one day when we were like, ‘Let’s just do ridiculous things and see what happens,’” she explains. “By the end of it, he had pissed all over my shoes, I had packed up the entire [hotel] room to leave, and he wrote “pillhead” with an arrow on my head with a Sharpie while Vanessa was sleeping.”"

      • Maya says:

        I am not supporting this and it is cross whether it is for a character or not – just pointed out that it was for the character.

      • sophie says:

        But Jolie Is the one who wrote it.

  14. Nero says:

    The movie has gotten pretty terrible reviews and is sitting on a 38% rating on RT. I think she is just trying to save some face by talking about her mastectomy and sex life. Which are not needed. What director drones on and one about their personal life and issues? Its unprofessional. Maybe this is why she is not a successful director.

    • Maya says:

      It’s actually 48 on Metacritic while Rotten Tomates have proven they are discriminating by turning the reviews with a score of 5 are given rotten instead of Fresh which it is on other movies.

      • Nero says:

        Actaully, I just checked RT again and its now sitting at 26%. Most of the reviews are terrible. Just accept it. Tomatos is not discriminating against anybody dear. Your creepy obsession with Jolie is nauseating.
        As for Metraic, 48% is still not good. By the Sea is a bomb whether you want to admit it or not.

      • Nero says:

        Actaully, I just checked RT again and its now sitting at 26%. Most of the reviews are terrible. Just accept it. Tomatos is not discriminating against anybody dear.
        As for Metraic, 48% is still not good. By the Sea is a bomb whether you want to admit it or not. Its not a good movie sorry to break it yo you. Now go cry in the shower if you want.

      • Nero says:

        @ Industrial Streght.
        Its funny how Jolie fans now say many respected critics, movies sites, RT is are not reliable anymore because of how poorly this movie is doing. RT is a pretty accurate score for a movie . If you still don’t want to believe this movie is a pile of dung, then go read the reviews. They are terrible.

      • lucy2 says:

        Here’s how RT gets its numbers.
        Basically each critic chooses “fresh” or “rotten” and then expands from their with the review and rating. So someone who thinks a review is mediocre and gives it 2/4 stars (50%) or 2.5/4 (62.5%) can still choose “rotten” as their overall review, and vice versa. From there, RT gives the rotten/fresh percentage based on the critics input.
        When hundreds of reviews are in I could see it getting convoluted, but in this case…as of right now there’s 20 unique critic’s reviews, and 14/20 have chosen “rotten”. Some of them give it a middle grade in more detail, but so do some of the “fresh” ones. Overall the critical response to this film has been negative, that’s pretty clear. Whether the audience agrees or not is up to them.

      • Gina says:

        Stop with that ridiculous logic Lucy2!

        This is a Brange thread, so it’s clearly all a conspiracy to sabotage Jolie’s career as director!

        I hear the Illuminati watch a lot of Friends reruns…

      • lucy2 says:

        LOL Gina.

    • Aubrey says:

      I found this article to have more technical details then we’ve been getting, iPods in bathtubs.

  15. Paige says:

    From the reviews I’ve read, Brad’s character is a drunk. He drinks 24/7, so I think that explains the gross part about him peeing. I think it’s supposed to be part of his character. Her character has a nasty habit of abusing pills.

  16. Erykah B. says:

    Pissing in shoes is gross af, he doesn’t sound good at improvising although I don’t fault him for that.

  17. Candice says:

    Its still fine for relationship drama. Not comedy not anything. I mean do you want to me to say how many movies got that kind and succeeded? Sometimes their fame is their enemy cause it attract some negative mind people.
    It get a gossip interest of a wide movie while still open limited. They might as well should’ve went a big promotion,TV ads and shows at least we will have access to see it everywhere. Im jealous of those who can see it this weekend.You should learn from The tourist 280m with all that worse talk.

  18. Kitten says:

    Oh man these threads are always so entertaining…

    This was not one of Angie’s best interviews. Maybe she’s off her game from the bad reviews her film is getting or maybe she’s just exhausted. This was sort of like a throw-back to Angie’s wild child days of oversharing…

  19. BNA. FN says:

    I see several non Angelina’s fans are having a nervious breakdown about a movie they would not see no matter if it was good or bad. I’m a big fan of Brad and Angelina, don’t hate me for stating my bias. Yes, I said it, I’m a fan. I will be going to see the movie tomorrow with a friend,it’s my money, I will decide if I like the movie or not. I know it will not be any worse than some movies that were panned in the last three weeks. I longed to see Brad and Angelina together on the big screen and I’m going to enjoy. Haters are going to hate. At least B&A took the chance and did something instead of sitting behind their computer complaining about people they hate.

    • Lili says:

      This 100%. I decide the movies I like, not critics! And then see so many movies are considered great, like BIRDMAN that won best picture last year and I just found it to be horrible!! I will watch it and specially now that I think it has similarities with my own life…I feel this movie will be close to my heart and guess what, I love seeing such great beauty in the big screen!

    • Artemis says:

      I hope you share some stuff about the movie, biased or not. I still want to see it but I don’t know if they’re going to play it in my city.

      If it’s so bad even fans can’t be bothered to show up or give a good review, I’m afraid I’m going to have to find a DL link, not gonna lie, they will not take my money for a crappy movie…

  20. mkyarwood says:

    This level of awkward, TMI nerd babbling is something I am very good at, and I need my good friends to HELP me move on to another subject. I’m going to guess no one pinches The Jolie’s thigh and breathes ‘stop. talking’ through their teeth at her.

    • Kitten says:

      I like people like you. I tend to collect misfits and stray cats for my friends. The more unconventional the better ;)

      But the thing is, Jolie has become incredibly adept and polished in her interview style over the past decade or so….something seems “off”. I’m guessing just general stress and exhaustion.

      • Jayna says:

        More like she’s trying any angle to sell the movie so that it’s not a huge financial flop, since the reviews aren’t great.

      • Paige says:

        @Jayna This interview was conducted before reviews were released. I saw a similar interview from EW a week ago.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I kind of enjoy people that do this especially when they are funny/entertaining even if they aren’t shooting for that, less so when they are self-involved and dramatic. You sound like my kinda of over sharer!
      Also, just figured out why I like Jlaw, thanks!

  21. Bitchy architect says:

    Nothing says ‘I love you’ like pissing on your lovers shoes. I asked mr. bitchy architect to piss on my right foot to get rid of some toe fungus issue( I read that urine would kill it) and he wouldn’t do it. I guess he doesn’t love me. And I still have the fungus.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      If you are serious, please get the toe treated (not with pee from your selfish husband😛). Seriously I let my fungus go on one toe for too long and ended up at the podiatrist for one year to get it treated! Good luck.

  22. Jayna says:

    Okay. Angie, It might be time to zip it. LOL

  23. Tiffany says:

    Eh, I am still going to see it.

    There really is no way to describe the polarization of this film and the stars. Ot is almost like the critics walked in with their minds made up to trash it.

    Universal gave AJ the go ahead to do this and she did. I think she is going to be fine and direct more. Even the greats had to treak things to become good at what they do.

    • lisabeth says:

      Universal put By the Sea changed limited release weeks before the movie came out though. I don’t think they were happy with the overall product. otherwise they would not have made such decision.

    • Jib says:

      Most of the greats learned to direct in film school, when younger, or when working for other great directors. They didn’t wake up one day and say, “I want to direct a movie.” If she wasn’t an A Lister, as the review says, this never would have gotten made. Which would have been a good thing.

      I think her ego got ahead of her skill. Hey, it happens to all of us. She needs to go work for some good directors for a few years and learn the skill set. Without the skill set, you can’t implement a vision.

  24. I Choose Me says:

    I’m thinking that maybe they should have left the ridiculous stuff in. I happen to like all the silly, weird, sometimes gross but human aspects of a relationship. I relate to that stuff so much more than the ‘arty stuff’ like drinking, smoking, pensive stare into space and the single tear glimmering on the cheek. Gimme messy, gimme the ugly crying.

    Haven’t seen the film though so I’ll reserve judgment. But I don’t even care if it’s bad. Angelina will survive. I’m sure she knows that not everything she touches will be gold.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      From the reviews, messy and ugly crying would’ve been more entertaining for all.
      Jolie will be fine I think particularly if she broadens her acting career. I don’t think that everything that she touches turns to gold, as BTS reviews attests, although I think she may have fell victim to the same thinking which helped to kill BTS. Maybe that will actually broaden her outlook and ability to collaborate with what may be much needed guidance and criticism prior to her next directorial release.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yeah. I’m a huge Angelina fan but I’m not one who thinks she’s above criticism when warranted and by all reports, with this movie, she may have let self indulgence get the better of her. As you say, here’s hoping she learns from her mistakes.

  25. desertrose says:

    Brad has on more makeup than Angie in those pics. His tweeked face makes me sad.

  26. delighted2 says:

    I’m going with friends to see the movie on Saturday. After I see it, I will comment. Before then, I have nothing to comment about. I look forward to a dark look inside a marriage.

  27. Saks says:

    The sharpie’d comment, reminded me of a Friends episode…

  28. Aubrey says:

    It might be a stupid question but why not wear underwear in the bathtub? I would.

    • Nymeria says:

      Because it wouldn’t be “art,” and it wouldn’t get you nearly enough attention, and it wouldn’t make you feel nearly as much of a “bad girl” / “temptress.” Pretty sad when the only way to generate actual interest in this movie is to say that you were naked in the bathtub scene. That’s not art, that’s exhibitionism.

  29. My two cents says:

    I don’t put much stock in critic reviews, as I have many times loved movies they gave bad reviews on and vice versa. Many people seem to have a personal agenda to try and negate this project.. It’s just weard.

  30. maggie says:

    Maybe Scott Rudin is correct. She has a raging ego and little talent.

  31. WILZ says:

    new trailer with a few lines lol Brad pitt seems actually good in this.I don’t know why all the critics are commenting on her make up,so because she’s depressed she should look like she doesn’t take care of herself but the opposite is the case here.its supposed to be a cover for how she feels inside.some women are like this,they dress up and do their makeup even when they don’t want to go out or see anybody.a reviewer said she’s in a mental block.hence all the pills and little talk.
    Anyways,will give my opinion on the movie once I see it.

  32. Aubrey says:

    M&MS might be the film where mom and dad fell in love, but I doubt the kids will ever see this one. Crazy to me that sometimes the kids don’t see the complete filmography at some point in adulthood… I thought that Jolie had sworn off any sort of nudity because of Mad.

  33. Mrs Odie says:

    Surely she’s filmed sex scenes with people she was really having sex with… Johnny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thorton, Ethan Hawke, Jenny whatshername… Am I missing anyone?

  34. Bravo says:

    If she did this with her own money – who cares, she’s allowed. But to waste that much studio money on unredeemable crap means some worthy things did not get made. Because of this humorless, by now weird-looking, self-appointed “talent”. That’s what get me. And by the way, there is only that much information about her medical stuff I can absorb. The world is not her doctor. Go away.

  35. SoupyContainer says:

    I think she just made this film because she’s so in love. Probably sharing something that she thought was special to the rest of us. Sounds like her and Brad have a wonderful time together.

  36. coffeeisgood says:

    I think she wants us to forget she had a wild side :(

  37. EM says:

    They’re essentially trying to be Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (‘Boom’ and ‘Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf’) and they don’t come close. I’m still chortling over Brad’s idea that he is somehow like John Cassavettes. But I suppose you don’t get to where these two are without huge egos.

  38. M79 says:

    Seriously, when did Angelina get so serious all the time? I’m guessing motherhood? The old Angelina was so sensual and bold.

  39. Keaton says:

    Call me crazy but I liked this interview. It reminded me of early AJ. She’s probably tired and more unfiltered than usual and I like it. She’s more human to me like this. Even the shoe pissing thing didn’t bother me. I suspect she is a very laid back person – someone who can “hang with the dudes” or roll around on the floor with the kids and laugh at their potty humor. So I can see her being amused by this. (Personally I’d be grossed out but that’s me.)

    As for the film, I will probably watch it regardless of the reviews. For some reason it appeals to me.

  40. Really? says:

    I actually liked the last movie AJ directed. It seems like the mistake with this latest movie was taking on too much and putting herself and Brad in the movie. I want to see more female directors in Hollywood that do a great job at directing successful $$ making movies. No excuses allowed. No harping on being a woman, etc… Just do a damn good job directing the movie and let the end result speak for itself.