“By The Sea” Brings Brangelina Together Again – On Screen

Conveniently timed to coincide with Jennifer Aniston’s marriage announcement — just kidding, I’m sure it’s a random coincidence — we have the first trailer for “By The Sea,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first film together since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Not too much can be gleaned from the short trailer, but we do know that the film, which Jolie wrote and directed, is about an estranged couple traveling through France in the 1970s. There is gorgeous scenery, glamorous clothes, an abundance of hats and lots of angry tears. I’m a little concerned, however, that “By The Sea” could go the way of either Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s “Swept Away” — i.e. be total trash — or, more tragically, forecast their demise a la Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise after “Eyes Wide Shut.” Just be cautious, Brangelina. We can’t lose you too. [EW]