Brad Pitt's New Super Serious Ad: Why Is Everyone Laughing?

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Oct 16, 2012

In the eyes of most women Brad Pitt is just one of those guys who can do no wrong, that’s why a lot of us are having a hard time deciding whether a new Chanel No. 5 ad featuring the Hollywood hunk is ridiculous, romantic, or a little of both.

Hollywood Reporter discusses reaction to the Chanel ad, directed by Golden-Globe nominee Joe Wright, that has many giggling and dreamy-eyed all at the same time. (It’s also rumored that Pitt was paid a whopping $7 million for the spot.)

The ad, shot in black and white with the actor delivering slow measured lines, gives the commercial what some would describe as an overly dramatic feel bordering on hilarity. Pitt delivers his lines straight-faced saying things like, “The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear. Dreams take over. But wherever I go, there you are. My luck, my fate, my fortune.” The director probably did not intend for the ad to be viewed as humorous but the stark background, lack of soundtrack, dramatic script and smoldering Pitt stares guarantee it will be spoofed very soon (if it hasn’t already happened).

What do you think of Brad Pitt’s first ad for Chanel No. 5?

Do you find any humor in it or are you too busy melting over those dreamy stares?

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newwilson by newwilson | steelville, MO
Dec 06, 2012

i liked it but i have a soft spot for Brad Pitt :P

Paperdoll13 by Paperdoll13 | COLORADO SPGS, CO
Nov 22, 2012

Idk it's seems to serious like an ad for helping others. It's to creepy I wouldn't buy it.

ElenaB by ElenaB | RESEDA, CA
Nov 08, 2012

This is really the most ridiculous commercial. I can't take it seriously! XD

zoeybeth10 by zoeybeth10 | NORTHAMPTON, PA
Nov 06, 2012

this add is definitely not sexy. It makes you want to laugh. Not his best work.

richez by richez | CARMICHAELS, PA
Oct 28, 2012

I agree with what the majority of people are saying. It is absolutely not sexy... Trying to be sexy almost always has the opposite effect. I thought it was pretty creepy to be honest. I'd pull it sooner rather than later if I wanted to sell the product. They are getting a lot of attention though, and sometimes negative attention is better than no attention at all.

shirlann by shirlann | RICHMOND, IN
Oct 28, 2012

Dont know what to think about that ,I know its not sexy,Its a very sad commercial.Poor brad.

sweetp7900 by sweetp7900 | townsend, MA
Oct 28, 2012

I saw this commercial just last night for the first time.. my initial reaction was exactly this "You have got to be kiddin' me!"

dayMare by dayMare | Wildwood, IL
Oct 27, 2012

Strange totally strange

greendoor by greendoor | HOLLY RIDGE, NC
Oct 27, 2012

I always enjoy looking at Brad Pitt, but I was confused at 1st as to what the ad was about,and then what he was saying had anything to do with Chanel No 5. ????

tglenn by tglenn | Watkinsville, GA
Oct 27, 2012

Brad's wornout scruffy appearance and the abstractness of the ad makes this look like an ad for drugs.

Delaney by Delaney | Ocean Springs, MS
Oct 27, 2012

I'm still trying to figure this ad out. I don't see how it promotes Chanel at all. Just kind of dumb.

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Oct 25, 2012

this whole concept just flew over my head...meaning, I don't get it.

sherryllmac by sherryllmac | BOONVILLE, IN
Oct 24, 2012

I don`t like the new brad pit commercial.I didn`t work for me.

dunkidsmom by dunkidsmom | Overland Park, KS
Oct 23, 2012

kind of creepy. complete opposite from the sexy Pitt. looking forward to the SNL spoofs, that I'm sure are coming this weekend.

sw0605 by sw0605 | ASHEVILLE, NC
Oct 22, 2012

I don't get it! Ad is boring!