If this movie keeps you guessing then you are not alone.  The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie (Elise Clifton-Ward) and Johnny Depp (Frank Tupelo) takes place in Italy where a case of mistaken identity gets Frank up to his neck in more than he could have asked for when taking a trip from Wisconsin.  Its a movie with no set genera, at times it is an action, with comedic scenes speckled throughout, and interlaced with romance throughout its entirety.

The movie begins when Elise receives a letter from Alexander Peirce at a cafe while under observation by law enforcement.  It tells her to find someone his height and build and make them believe that whom she picks is Alexander.  Unfortunately for Frank, who is on vacation from Wisconsin after his significant other left him, Reginald Shaw (Steven Berkoff) a gangster whom Alexander stole a great deal of money, believes that Frank is Alexander thanks to the doings of Elise.  The result of this confusion is Reginald trying to kidnap Frank as Interpol tries to lure Alexander out of hiding so they can apprehend him.  Most of the movie revolves around avoiding Reginald until he and his Russian associates catch up to Elise and force the real Alexander to emerge.

I must say putting Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in a movie together has been going through my mind for years and I had wondered when it was going to happen.  Unfortunately I did not see it happening this way. The two actors did not seem to have very much chemistry together aside from a few signs of a chemical reaction that quickly fizzled.  They both played their parts beautifully it just didn’t seem as though they really had feelings for each other which made it a bit difficult to buy into the facade.

The action sequences were fine it just almost seemed that they were slowed down.  A few instances when the action was getting heated and it seemed as though they were building to a climax it just took to long to hit with enough force almost as if the editor was pulling his punches.  Something would seem about to build and just before it happened it would last a few more seconds and it drove me crazy.  Especially with the boat escape.  Whenever Frank was in trouble it seemed like they paused and waited for something to happen so that it would end rather than just happening.

I don’t know how many people have been waiting for Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie to be in a film but their wait is over, if only they could have been more patient. All i have left to say is if you think you have this film figured out in the first ten minutes then think again.  I however did not find this to be a film worth watching in the theatre, it was more of a watch at home when it comes on cable and find yourself entertained for all of an hour and a half and then continue on your day with no real story to tell later.