This Means War


Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon
Directed by McG
Rating: C

It’s a tough life when two attractive men are interested in you, but you can only choose one.

Tuck (Hardy) and FDR (Pine) are CIA agents, best friends and single. They each have something good going for them until they accidentally end up dating the same woman. Lauren (Witherspoon) is matched with Tuck through an online dating website and after a successful meetup, runs into FDR who charms his way into a future date with her.

When the two realize what has happened, neither wants to back out of the situation so they come up with a few gentlemanly ground rules, such as no sabotaging each other’s dates and no sleeping with Lauren.

Despite agreeing that a lady would not interfere with their friendship, it’s a strain as each begins to develop deep feelings for her.

This Means War is a silly romantic comedy that is not to meant be taken seriously. Tuck and FDR go to extreme lengths to win Lauren over, who displays a quirky personality that makes it understandable as to why she is single.

While there are some cringe-worthy scenes, like when Lauren bumps into an ex-boyfriend or when she sings, the story is entertaining as Tuck and FDR compete for her affections. When two attractive men seem to have equal chances with her, Lauren can only be nit-picky to decide who she wants to be with.

In the end, when Lauren has all but destroyed Tuck and FDR’s friendship, the case the two agents have been working on brings the story to its climax, where she must decide once and for all which guy she wants to be with.

Photo credit: http://filmireland.net/2012/03/02/cinema-review-this-means-war/

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2 thoughts on “This Means War

  1. I liked this movie. Yes, I agree with you that there are some cringe worthy scenes in the film, but it was good action oriented rom-com of sorts. Love all three of them.

    1. I like all three actors, but I think there have been better films with them in it. agree with you that This Means War is a fun movie to watch, it could have been better with a different director.

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