Breath in. And out. In. And out. I know this is a very difficult day for us all. For the longest time, we told ourselves, "People really can make it work." And now, well, the event we thought we would never see — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce — is upon us. One may deal with their grief by streaming By The Sea, and Brangelina's other, more popular, and arguably much steamier collaboration Mr. And Mrs Smith, where it all began. By The Sea hails from a time when Pitt and Jolie were recently married after 10 years of being a couple. Jolie even said shooting the movie was like a "honeymoon" in an interview with Vogue. It's the perfect tool to use to deal with your Brangelina-themed woes (for I know they are many). But where is a heartbroken girl or guy to stream the film if it's not on Netflix?
Turns out, you're going to have to shell out about $5 if you want to rent and relive the magic of By The Sea. The film is available for streaming on YouYube, Amazon Video, Goggle Play, and Vudu for only $4.99. That's a small price to pay to feel good at a time like this. If good isn't cutting it and you want to feel great, then consider going for the movie on iTunes for $14.99.
By The Sea tells the story of an American couple staying at French seaside resort in the 1970s, who are barely speaking to each other. Vanessa (Jolie) is deeply sad about some unspoken issue while Roland (Pitt) drinks entirely too much. They separately befriend locals and a young couple while continuing to isolate themselves from each other. However, despite all their issues, the couple slowly but surely patches things ups throughout the course of the movie. It's the story we want to see at at time like this — a couple (who happen to look a lot like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) having some issues but being able to work through them.
It doesn't hurt that the movie is also gorgeous. By The Sea was shot in Malta, and the soaring shots of the coastline are not something to be taken lightly. Meanwhile, just from the trailer, one can see that the framing of many of the shots is on point. Distract your mind from the divorce depression you are feeling by looking at a picturesque movie version of their lives, one in which the couples does stay together.
I know things seem tough now, but I promise we will get through this one Brangelina movie at a time. I wish you all the best movie-watching vibes in these trying times.
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