These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Tourist
Adaptation Displacement: The film is, as mentioned under "foreign remake" below, a remake of Anthony Zimmer, though not many who have seen this film have heard of it.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Frank is Exactly What It Saysonthe Tin: a widower, tourist from Wisconsin who went on a trip in Europe to forget how his life sucks. Would Alexander even play stupid when there's only the fourth wall watching? Beside, what is the proof that Frankis Alexander, that he knows the code for the safe? He could have found it somewhere, it might be a number series an economist like Alexander was fond of, and Frank managed to guess it. After all, he's a math teacher. And Alexander is possibly the man with a cell phone they intercept at the end, watching his wife Elise fall in love with someone else.
Re: only the fourth wall watching: He says at the end that he was so used to using his adopted accent that he had difficulty reverting to his own. In other words, he was a method actor — which makes sense, considering the sheer level of danger involved in being caught out of character.
It wouldn't really work out though since Frank couldn't possibly keep up the charade for long. Just a few pointed questions from Elise or some memory they share that he can't remember and the gig would be up.
Award Snub: Inverted. The movie wasn't expected to win prizes, but it ended up recieving Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture (in the comedy category) and not a single Razzie nomination.
Complete Monster / Moral Event Horizon: Shaw, who in an anecdote related to Frank, mentions that he once killed every man his wife had ever slept with before she met him. Then, when he realized how many there were, he killed her too. He also thinks nothing of disposing of his own men ... in front of the help, no less.
Magnificent Bastard: Alexander - even the police admire him in the end for his overall scheme, despite the many millions he cost the police to track him down.
Squick: Yeah, Elise is beautiful. But do the cops have to be creepy about it? Especially considering that they are her coworkers.