Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Ad Is Hilariously Melodramatic, but Was It Meant to Be Funny? (VIDEO)

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brad pitt chanel no 5Here's what I have to say about Brad Pitt's debut ad for Chanel No. 5: Saturday Night Live is gonna have a field day with this one! Because honestly -- and I mean no offense here, being a dyed-in-the-wool Pitt fan -- for the entire span of this 30-second clip, I was convinced it had to be some kind of joke. Like, Omg, this is the funniest thing I've seen Brad Pitt do in ages -- his comedic genius is totally underrated -- can't wait for the punchline! Wait, why wasn't there a punchline?

I mean, it's true that fragrance campaigns are known for taking themselves waaaay too seriously but Pitt isn't pretentious enough to pull off dialogue this melodramatic. It's like watching Brad Pitt try to keep a straight face while doing a dramatic reading from 50 Shades of Grey.

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It starts off sappy -- "This is not a journey ... every journey ends, but we go on" -- and gets way, way worse. By the time he gets to the final few words ("my luck ... my fate ... my fortune"), he looks suspiciously ready to hurl. Either that, or collapse on the floor in a fit of uncontrollable laughter. I just can't tell which.

You really, really need to see this. Trust me:

Hey, I know! Brad must've lost a bet. This is totally the kind of punishment Angelina Jolie would come up with.

Do you think Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 commercial is hilarious?


Image via CHANEL/YouTube

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Net1957 Net1957

I'm not sure how to interpret this video but DAMN, that man just gets better with age!!

Evelyn Braman

Hey  sorry you feel that way; but I think it's awesome... but it's kinda funny that he is the spokesperson for cologne bc I hear he's got some harsh B.O.... but hey.. it's Brad Pitt's B.O.... lmao!!


Kathi Bennett

How could you forget that Brad Pitt is a dramatic actor as well as a comedic one? I love it! He's just as adorable now with that salt and pepper look as he was the very first time I saw him as a very young man! I believe it was in "Thelma and Louise". Yum!

zombi... zombiemommy916

Kinda hate to admit it, but it worked for

nonmember avatar outstanding1

He doesn't look ready to hurl. He just looks like he's trying to remember his lines. Looks good to me!

Wendy Hanson

Well, it kinda makes me want to hurl.  It's painful to watch poor Brad reading such goofy stuff.

Jac Whitford

I agree Jacqueline - maybe it's name thing - but I seriously thought this was a joke- first saw ad on mute & assumed it was some serious charity gig cos didn't watch to end. Next viewing with sound I thought her was doing a fundraiser awareness campaign with the whole journey thing happening! Then the Chanel bit made me splurt wine on my new rug... Is brad really that desperate for cash???

winte... winterglow

Oh so THAT'S what it was about! LOL! I missed the end of the ad and wondered what he was rambling about!

Cafe Amy Cafe Amy

OMG - can't wait for the SNL spoof!

nonmember avatar Kerri

I guess I didn't see the ridiculous nature of least, it's no more ridiculous than any other perfume/cologne commercial. They are all infused with an absurd degree of melodrama. Actually, the same could be said for some of the cotton commercials; just calling it the fabric of our lives is a tad ridiculous. I'm guessing you're probably also the sort of person who would feel uncomfortable and wind up giggling if your significant other recited poetry to you. No judgments here; I probably would, too. My only point with this Brad Pitt commercial is that I don't find it any more or less melodramatic to the point of comedy than any of its predecessors.

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