This Means War

March 3rd, 2012








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This Means War

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Plot
Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 6.5/10 (6,205 voted)

Critic's Score: 31/100

Director: McG

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

Storyline
Two CIA agents, Tuck and Frank who are also best friends, have been benched because someone's after them. Tuck is divorced with a son whom he's not close to and Frank is a ladies man. Tuck decides to try and find someone so he places his profile on a dating website. Lauren, a woman also looking for a guy sees tuck's profile and goes with him. She later bumps into Frank and he hits on her and she goes out with him. she's intrigued by both of them. When they learn that they're dating the same girl, they agree to let her choose. But both can't help but use their skills to keep tabs on her and each other. And also sabotage each others dates with her.

Writers: Timothy Dowling, Simon Kinberg

Cast:
Reese Witherspoon - Lauren
Chris Pine - FDR Foster
Tom Hardy - Tuck
Til Schweiger - Heinrich
Chelsea Handler - Trish
John Paul Ruttan - Joe
Abigail Spencer - Katie (as Abigail Leigh Spencer)
Angela Bassett - Collins
Rosemary Harris - Nana Foster
George Touliatos - Grandpa Foster
Clint Carleton - Jonas
Warren Christie - Steve
Leela Savasta - Kelly
Natassia Malthe - Xenia
Laura Vandervoort - Britta

Taglines: It's SPY against SPY.



Details

Official Website: 20th Century Fox [United States] | Official site [Spain] |

Release Date: 17 February 2012

Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Opening Weekend: $17,405,930 (USA) (19 February 2012) (3189 Screens)

Gross: $21,616,717 (USA) (19 February 2012)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Most of Chelsea Handler's lines were ad-libbed, including the mention of Cheetos and Mike and Ike.

Goofs:
Factual errors: The movie was shot in Vancouver, although it was set in LA. In one scene, Trish (Chelsea Handler) is seen in her kitchen, with a box of President's Choice cereal. President's Choice is a strictly Canadian brand, sold by the Loblaws chain.

Quotes:
Lauren: Oh, I think I'm going to hell
Trish: Don't worry. If you're going to hell, I'll just come pick you up.



User Review

Funny and Entertaining!

Rating: 8/10

After seeing the previews, I had already been convinced that I wanted to see This Means War - romantic comedy spy movie - right up my alley. My hubby wasn't similarly convinced.

After getting tickets to an advance screening, we both went - and ended up pleasantly surprised. This Means War was funny, really funny - Chelsea Handler was the hidden gem of the movie.

The movie never took itself too seriously, which was refreshing - it had a few heartfelt moments, but nothing too sappy. It stayed on the side of comedy over romance, and wasn't overly predictable.

There's certainly enough action to keep the guys interested, with enough story to keep us gals entertained. And plenty of laughs for everyone.




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