Coming Distractions: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt share a stormy relationship in By The Sea trailer

By The Sea marks the return of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as onscreen lovers, but the trailer will disappoint anyone hoping to see explosive sparks a la Mr. And Mrs. Smith. Set in ’70s Paris, By The Sea follows Roland (Pitt) and Vanessa (Jolie) as they deal with a marriage on the rocks. He’s a writer and she’s a former dancer who may or may not resent his continued success—at the very least, he’s seen writing something in the trailer, while Vanessa fails to do even one plié.

They head to a seaside town to try to repair their relationship, but mostly keep to themselves at first. He writes and smokes, she cries and smokes. The root of their woes isn’t revealed in the trailer, though Roland does ask Vanessa if they’re ever going to talk about “it” (their troubled marriage, presumably). She …

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