A picture's worth a thousand words, and this has never been more true than in the case of Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt. The new trailer for By The Sea, an Angelina Jolie-directed flick that stars herself and Pitt, proves this; it's almost entirely silent except for a dramatic score and a sob at the very end. Instead, we see constantly shifting images of Angelina and Brad Pitt, and the effect is as gorgeous as it is heart-wrenching.
1. Alone In A Mansion
Many of the shots depict Jolie Pitt's character Vanessa isolated and small in a vast landscape, suggesting feelings of loneliness.
2. Lost In Thought
This beautiful shot of Vanessa smoking shows that she has a lot on her mind.
She appears to be in repose but listless, perhaps assisted by the glass of wine at her side.
4. Out of Control
Vanessa seems to spend a lot of time spinning, crawling, and looking desperately around, like a bored child.
A major fight, a lot of crying.
This bedroom scene shows a deeply disturbed marriage.
7. Popping Pills
Further evidence of disturbance, though her eyeliner is on point.
8. Mirror Crying
Mirror crying is always a major low, and the wedding ring adds insult to injury.
9. Sleeping On The Couch
10. Losing It In Public
Note the fancy setting in contrast to Vanessa apparently having a breakdown.
11. This Look
They understand each other, but they're not communicating anything good.
12. Putting Up A Fight
Pitt's character Roland takes a stand, though it's unclear whether this scene is violent or sexual or a little of both.
13. Suicidal Thoughts
A potentially very scary scene.
Roland frequently channels defeat in his posture during this trailer.
15. A Little Tenderness
In the trailer's only audio, this final clip shows Vanessa releasing a sob, while Roland still seems to want to help her feel better. You can hear it in the full clip:
Jolie Pitt expressed to EW that she hopes audiences “are curious and that when they see the film they find it interesting. That’s all I can hope for.” The trailer certainly piques curiosity, though I'm not sure it's the best movie to see with your significant other.
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