Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Means War

This Means War is directed by McG and stars Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Chelsea Handler. The film centers around a young single woman, Lauren, (Witherspoon) looking for love and finds it with two incredible guys. Not only is it a problem that she is interested in two guys but she has no idea that the two guys know each other. Now, she has to decide who to be with and who to break up with.

This Means War is what some might call an action packed rom-com. Tom Hardy portrays Tuck, a divorced father that is desperately seeking a woman he can trust, love, and take a bullet for. Whereas Chris Pine’s character FDR is a womanizer and doesn’t exactly believe he can trust a woman or take a bullet for her. But, that of course changes when he meets Lauren. FDR and Tuck are best friends and CIA agents that are working on a major case. But, their friendship starts to dwindle when they discover they are dating the same woman and start to battle against each other for her heart.

The acting in the film is decent, Witherspoon is great as the strong, somewhat feisty Lauren who just wants to be happy and find love. Hardy is good as the tough CIA agent that turns to mush when he’s around Lauren. He’s romantic and sweet and the complete opposite what one might think of him. Pine is good as the womanizer who thinks he made a complete breakthrough after meeting Lauren. Handler delivered a fine performance as well, she portrays Lauren’s best friend Trish who is mainly there for comic relief. Handler mostly portrays herself, but it’s still comical. The relationships in the film are great. The friendships between Tuck and FDR come off genuine and sweet, and the friendship between Lauren and Trish is hysterical. Their scenes are comical and fun. Witherspoon also has great chemistry with both Pine and Hardy and the audience is going to flip flop back and forth as to who they want her to end up with.

This Means War is highly recommended for people who enjoy action packed films with romance and comedy thrown into the mix. It’s also recommended for people who enjoy films that would make anyone sit and think about their relationships, friendships and what is really worth fighting for.

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