Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Rated: R (For violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use)
This will become very true as the film progresses, as a simply assassination attempt on one of Adolf Hitler’s generals becomes a twisted tale of sex, power, and betrayal. When I say “Allied” may be one mystery too many it’s because the movie opens as one thing and ends as something completely different. It starts out as a story of two strangers who must pretend to be lovers to pull off a job, all while slowly becoming the very thing they are pretending to be. This was interesting because it became not a movie about an assassination, but a movie where the line between reality and work becomes blurred and hazy. How can these two people be expected to pull off this dangerous job if they can’t even be trusted to treat each other as a professional co-worker?
Parents, there is some strong language, scenes of sexuality, and two scenes with some gory violence. Recommended for ages 17 and up.