What happens when you mix stars like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp? You get a movie like The Tourist. The Tourist is a good movie, its entertaining and has good acting. The main problem is the unrealistic story and relatively weak plot twists. They're still entertaining, but don't have much depth to them.
Jolie plays a mysterious woman named Elise who's lover tells her to board a train to Venice and pick someone his height and build to distract the people following her. She decides to sit across from Frank (Johnny Depp), a mathematics professor from Wisconsin. Before he knows what hit him, he's in a luxury hotel room with Elise and eating dinner with her.
The next morning he's in the hotel bathroom being shot at by strange men. What follows is a chase across the Venetian rooftops (I must say Johnny Depp really has that Jack Sparrow run down) and he finally gets to the police and explains he has to report an attempted murder. The police dismiss it as simply 'attempted' murder, but Frank explains that its a minor crime when you downgrade it from murder, but pretty extreme if you upgrade it from room service.
Turns out that Elise's lover stole a large sum of money from some bad people, who are now out to kill him. After they see Frank with Elise, they assume its the man they want and they go after him. Throw in a few plot twists about the true identity of Elise's lover and the Interpol agent following everyone (Paul Bettany), you have the basic plot of The Tourist.
Johnny Depp is great as Frank the math teacher. He seems sort of clueless yet smart, and he is very taken aback when Elise sits with him. Yet he still handles the entire situation with a mixture of cool and awkwardness which make him a realistic and kind of funny character. Angelina Jolie is good as Elise. She puts on a British accent and she looks gorgeous. In this movie she doesn't have a big action role like her most notable roles, and I wouldn't classify her character as a 'romantic' character either. Elise is more mysterious and alluring.
The Tourist is an entertaining movie. The plot is pretty good until the twist at the end. The last scene will still please most cinema audiences, but the ending is quite unoriginal, predictable and unrealistic.