Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in & # 39; By the Sea & # 39; Universal Pictures  "It was somehow [good for communication] and somehow we learned some things," Jolie continued working on the film, which tells the story of a wealthy couple whose marriage is in crisis. "But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that continued and it was not because of the movie."
Jolie added that the themes of the film may have been a reflection of the private problems they were dealing with at the time. "It was something we were trying [with] … things happen for different reasons," he said. "Why did I write that exact piece? Why do we feel that way when we did it? I'm not sure."
Although the collaboration did not have the desired result for Jolie, she said that the previous couple did learn from the experience. "A work of art can be something that is healing or something that is difficult," he said. "I do not know, I'm glad we made that movie because we explored something together, whatever it is, maybe it did not resolve certain things, but we communicated something that had to communicate with each other."
Six months after their contentious division, a source told Us Weekly that the couple began to speak again in an effort to peacefully share their six children Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9. Still, the actress admitted in September that moving forward has not been an easy process. "It's been difficult, I do not like being single, it's not something I would like," Jolie told the Sunday Telegraph in an interview published on September 3. "There's nothing nice about that, it's just difficult."
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