Will Smith rarely smiles when he isn’t running around in a “Men in Black” film. Which is a shame, because comedy and Smith seem like a natural match, especially when he is paired with Tommy Lee Jones, his trusted curmudgeon buddy in the MIB series.
In “Focus” there’s no Tommy Lee but you’ll see Smith laugh, emote and even engage in a love affair or two. The dude even has brunch at the Hyatt and, overall, Smith seems to be relaxed and enjoying himself, which is more than you can say about his last few vehicles since “Men in Black 3.” Case in point: “Winter’s Tale,” in which Smith plays a sour, deadpan Lucifer who scares the daylights out of Russell Crowe’s mumbly demon. Not fun.