Movies: When Brad Met Angie

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the movie everyone is talking about for all the wrong reasons. Could it be good?

Watch the first scene of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which comes out next month,very closely: the first time you see Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is actually pretty much the first time the two actors laid eyes on each other too. The movie was so bedeviled by scheduling conflicts and cast changes that the two stars hadn't met before the first day of shooting. "It was going to be rolling the dice," says director Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity). "I decided I would take advantage of the awkwardness. They don't really know each other. They're not comfortable. Just sit them down,...

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