This Means War

Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Chelsea Handler

Witherspoon plays Lauren, a woman looking for love. She meets and starts to date two guys at once – FDR and Tuck. Unbeknownst to her, they are best friends and CIA agents.

Both decide to vie for Lauren’s affections – and let the best man win. Dirty tactics are employed during their ‘operation’ as both men want to win her heart and prove themselves better than the other. As a side line, a real CIA operation is going down involving FDR and Tuck, eventually also involving Lauren.

This isn’t the first movie where Witherspoon has to chose between two men – see How Do You Know. And just like How Do You Know, one is a good boy, and one is a bad boy. And, in keeping with one of the  most popular rom com themes, the bad boy becomes good. Why is the bad boy who becomes good more desirable? Possibly because women gain a degree of power if they change him.

Witherspoon should perhaps work with Katherine Heigl for her next rom com action film. Because unlike Heigl’s recent movie One for the Money, this one was a stinker. The fact that the love interests were CIA agents seemed to be incidental to the story, and it really should have meant more. A bit of action was thrown in there at the end to jazz it up, but it was all too late. Dumb, dumb and dumber. Didn’t like it at all. Sorry Reece.

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Posted on 12/11/2012, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on This Means War.

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