By the Sea

Out Now On-Demand

Angelina Jolie writes and directs this relationship drama, co-starring with husband Brad Pitt. Set in the 1970s, the film follows a couple who retreat to a gorgeous seaside resort in France, only to be confronted by the reality that their marriage is in crisis. Co-stars French talents Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) and Melvil Poupaud (Laurence Anyways).


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Drama, Romance


Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language, sex scenes and content that may disturb


Time Out New York


A so-so film, but its meandering stretches of decaying glamour make it about 10 times more interesting than most Oscar bait.

Guardian (UK)


It’s a vanity project that’s difficult to love, but alluring to unpack.

Variety (USA)


Always offers something to tickle the eye and ear, even as it leaves the heart and mind coolly unstirred.

Hollywood Reporter


There's no catharsis at the end from the journey taken, just relief that it's over.

Washington Post


dazzlingly gorgeous, as are its stars. But peeling back layer upon layer of exquisite ennui reveals nothing but emptiness, sprinkled with stilted sentiments.

Rolling Stone (USA)


The Pitts, it must be said, suffer gorgeously.

New Yorker


The actors aren't unhinged enough for the scathing conceit, and the script is more of a mechanism than a revelation.

New York Times


A knowing or at least a ticklishly amusing demonstration of celebrity and its relay of gazes from one of the most looked-at women in the world. Take, watch, she seems to say, this is my body.