This Means War

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It’s hard to find a chick flick that the guys will like or a guy’s film that the girls will agree to see, but I’m confident both sexes will enjoy the action-packed romantic-comedy, This Means War. FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are CIA agents and best friends who try to capture an arms dealer named Heinrich (Til Schweiger). After destroying a building in the process, the two are suspended from the agency by Collins (Angela Bassett) their boss. With plenty of time on their hands Tuck goes to a dating website and he gets a date with a cute blond named Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). When FDR accidentally meets Lauren in a video store he starts pouring on the charm and then begins dating her. When FDR and Tuck eventually find out they are dating the same girl – you knew they would – they began using their CIA techniques to sabotage each other and spy on Lauren. (If only I had some of their equipment when I was younger and dating.) Lauren soon finds out the two guys know each other – and you knew she would – and with some advice from her friend Trish (Chelsea Handler) to narrow down which one she likes the best. (I’m still trying to figure out what FDR stands for and I’m afraid to guess.) With the complete spy arsenal the guys used when they were battling each other and the comedy I was reminded of the Spy-Vs-Spy comic books I read as a kid. (Yes, that was many years ago.) I was initially worried about the style of the film when it opened with heavy metal guitar music to accompany the action, but as soon as the two men started competing for Reese’s attention, things got exciting. Reese Witherspoon is cute and plays her role perfectly but as they say, any pretty face will do. (Okay, any soft voice for me.) Yes, some of the jokes are kind of lame but others are hilarious and the whole film just doesn’t take itself seriously. This film is extremely shallow but it’s never boring and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.