The Mexican is a 2001 movie by director Gore Verbinski starring Brad Pitt
and Julia Roberts
, with a plot that is an unusual mixture between romantic comedy and road movie.
The script was originally intended to be filmed as an independent production without major motion picture stars, but Roberts and Pitt, who had for some time been looking for a project they could do together, learned about it and decided to make it. The movie was then advertised, somewhat misleadingly, as a typical romantic comedy star vehicle, because the script does not focus solely on the Pitt/Roberts relationship and the two share relatively little screen time together. Ultimately, the film earned $66.8 million at the U.S box office.