Brangelina Film 'By The Sea' Trounced By Critics Before Release

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Nov. 11 2015, Updated 10:43 a.m. ET

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been busy promoting their latest film together, By The Sea, but is the new feature doomed for failure already?

While the movie centers around a troubled couple headed for divorce, Jolie—whose frame seems to be shrinking rapidly as of late—said in a recent interview that it served as a fun honeymoon project for the pair, and couldn't be made had they not been a happy couple in real life.

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Unfortunately, By The Sea may be a repeat offense of Jolie's directorial debut film Unbroken, already receiving snubs and slams after its initial screenings and even receiving a lousy 45% on Rotten Tomatoes.

"This languid piece of would-be art cinema will prove once again that even the biggest names in the world won't draw an audience to something that, in and of itself, has no reason for being," top critic Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter ripped into the film on Rotten Tomatoes.

Justin Chang of Variety was equally unforgiving in his review, writing: "An unabashed vanity project that struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue."

Ouch!

Meanwhile, audience commenters on the film review website slammed the film in a less flowery manner.

"Awful movie don't waste your money," Nick M. wrote after screening the couple's highly-anticipated film.

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