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By the Sea (2015)

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A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

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(as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Vanessa (as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Lea
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Marika Green ...
Dress Shop Saleswoman
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Grocery Clerk
Aldo Buontempo ...
Fisherman
Philippe Martinet ...
Maitre D'
Francis Xuereb ...
Hotel Receptionist
Malcolm Beethans ...
Older Couple
Kathleen Beethans ...
Older Couple
Bjorn Kubin ...
Fancy Couple at Café
Penny Dix ...
Fancy Couple at Café
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Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner. Written by Production

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When we die on the inside, the outside is left wandering dangerously by the sea.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Frente al mar  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,250 (USA) (15 November 2015)

Gross:

$531,009 (USA) (6 December 2015)
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The first trailers didn't contain any dialogue or characters speaking. See more »

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During one of his drinking binges, Roland (Brad Pitt) knocks his shot glass off the counter, and clumsily wipes up the mess. During the following conversation with the bartender, the shot glass is missing, then reappears on the counter in front of Roland, then is missing again. See more »

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Roland: I figured out your fisherman. He goes with the tide. You let it pull you out to sea or guide you back in. Sometimes you have to move with it. Sometimes, honey, that's all we can do.
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The film opens with the early 1970's Universal Pictures logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.74 (2016) See more »

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Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'éveille
Written by Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Lanzmann, Anne Ségalen
Performed by Jacques Dutronc
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France SAS
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A tender and accurate portrayal
30 March 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I won't say what everyone else has said about this film. What I will say is that it was a beautiful portrayal of some of the darker emotions in life.

Maybe others hate to see their own loneliness on screen, by two actors they've deemed unworthy before they've even watched it, or they have never experienced themselves the emotions portrayed in this film.

Melancholia is the last film I can remember portraying depression accurately. This film is the same, though it's not as simple as, she has depression or she is lonely. Her character was real to me and Angelina portrayed her well.

If you've ever met someone and loved them more than they love themselves and despite their own thoughts of themselves then maybe you will feel something when you watch this. If not, there are plenty more films out there for you that require a lot less emotional range.


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