By the Seais a lot more dramatic
than Jolie and Pitt's 2005 romantic comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith
. Set in France during the mid-1970s, the film follows former dancer Vanessa (Jolie) and her husband Roland (Pitt), an American writer, as they travel the countryside together. The couple seem to be growing apart, but when they linger into a quiet seaside town, they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants.