Watch this really strange, somewhat cheesy commercial featuring Brad Pitt. He says several meaningless lines, and then Chanel No. 5 perfume for women is featured. He does a good job with the incredibly tepid material, which is obviously meant to be profound, but what the hell is it supposed to mean? And why did Pitt agree to do something this laughable? He definitely doesn’t need the money. Here’s a sample of the drivel he has to spout: “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on... Plans disappear, dreams take over.” Fox News wrote that the commercial is “embarrassing,” saying Pitt “looks a little embarrassed: probably because he knows bad writing when he hears it.” Hollywood.com wrote: “His eyes dart all around the set like a hummingbird on a Red Bull bender. If I had to read this script, I’d have a hard time looking you in the eyes, too.” Twitter and Youtube comments include: “So pretentious!” and “WHAT were they thinking?? So strange.” Time magazine’s Erik Hayden said Pitt’s “vaguely existential monologue” is “nonsensical.”
Watch the commercial below and tell us what you think.