This Means War: movie review (+trailer)
'This Means War' is an improbably couples' movie that stretches credibility while coasting on Reese Witherspoon's charm.
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â€śThis Means Warâ€ť is being promoted as a Valentineâ€™s Day special, but it would more appropriately fit into Veterans Day. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play best buddy CIA agents Foster and Tuck, who, in the filmâ€™s opening gambit, fire off more rounds than an entire US Army battalion. The high-low concept here is that both guys end up romancing the same woman â€“ the lovelorn Lauren, played by Reese Witherspoon in her industrial-strength charm mode.Â
Lauren has no idea what these guys really do for a living, which doesnâ€™t make much sense. But then again, nothing in this film makes much sense. The director, McG (â€śCharlieâ€™s Angelsâ€ť) is clearly more at home with the blam-blam stuff than the smoochie scenes. The best you can say about â€śThis Means Warâ€ť is that it would make a good date movie for couples in the witness protection program. Grade:Â C (Rated R for some sexual content.)