SHESPEAKS Your Power to Influence

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

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

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?
 

Make a Comment

Comment  *
 
 
  • tglenn By tglenn
    10.27.12  

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

  • greendoor By greendoor
    10.27.12  

    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. ????

  • dayMare By dayMare
    10.27.12  

    Strange totally strange

  • sweetp7900 By sweetp7900
    10.28.12  

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

  • shirlann By shirlann
    10.28.12  

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

  • richez By richez
    10.28.12  

    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.

  • zoeybeth10 By zoeybeth10
    11.06.12  

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

  • ElenaB By ElenaB
    11.08.12  

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

  • Paperdoll13 By Paperdoll13
    11.22.12  

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

  • newwilson By newwilson
    12.06.12  

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

More stories like this