"From professionalism to personal relations"
It is Casablanca, 1942. Parachuted into enemy territory, Max Vatan played by Brad Pitt embarks on a fateful mission with a gorgeous French agent Marianne Beausejour played by Marion Collitard. The pair pretends to be husband and wife and falls in love, a façade that soon gives way to something deeper — and more dangerous.
Robert Zemeckis Allied is an old-fashioned, well-crafted, mature WWII-era romance starring Brad Pitt and Marion Collitard. With old school Violent scenes including guns and shooting, bloody wounds and dead bodies, a plane crash, explosions, and a suicide and several pretty intense sex scenes, the movie will take you back to the world war 2 time, when nothing was impossible or let's rephrase unimaginably.
The story pace is slow and at times boring but, Robert Zemeckis managed to outshine all that with beautiful camera work and editing. Zemeckis who is known for his visual effects and doesn't shy away from them but he sure tried to focus on characters and their powerful longings and emotions.
While the story has some scope for improvement and needed a push sometimes, the character of Max Vatan and Marianne Beausejour are written really well and the portrayal by Brad Pitt and Marion Collitard is on point.
Pitt and Cotillard are letter-perfect, not only looking the period but also generating a warm, vivid onscreen chemistry. This is one of those big, old-fashioned movies "like the ones they used to make."
All in all, If you love old fashioned movies, then Allied is the right choice for you this weekend and if you don't like slow paced stories then you have other good releases to go for.