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272 Ratings

By the Sea

Directed by Angelina Jolie
France, 2015


France, the 1970s: an estranged American couple wander the country, but one quiet, seaside town and its maritime dwellers draws them in toward spiritual rejuvenation.

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By the Sea Directed by Angelina Jolie
With By the Sea, Jolie-Pitt achieves something far greater and more courageous than formal refinement or routine dramatic consistency: she admits to us that she's extremely sad, and does so in a way which makes us believe her.
December 12, 2015
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At the very least, let's praise how sharp and spiky the very end of the movie is. It's a seemingly improvised explosive device. If you aren't thinking ‘what the fuck just happened' as you leave the theatre, check your pulse. You're resting much too much. Underestimate this filmmaker at your own risk.
December 01, 2015
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[Jolie is] a filmmaker, she's a writer, she's an actress, she's going to make a film that is personal and a piece of herself. That's not mere vanity, that's expression and creation. And yet, of *course* there's vanity. Most everyone possesses vanity; certainly almost *all* artists possess vanity. And, as By the Sea further proves, Angelina Jolie is an artist.
November 23, 2015
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