Ricky Gervais might have hit the nail on the head when he referred to The Tourist at this year's Golden Globes: "I haven't even seen The Tourist. Who has? But it must be good because it's nominated, so shut up, OK? Also, I'd like to crush this ridiculous rumor that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so that the foreign press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie." Ouch.
But admit it: either you haven't seen it or the reason you did was to see the sex-pot leading man and lady. And damn it, Ricky, there's no shame in that. The reviewers of the film agree, prompting Richard Roeper to say, "Sure, the plot is preposterous, but the two stars look great." I think we all have days when a little sex appeal can go a long way. The Tourist guarantees that if nothing else.