Ileana’s Movie Review: This Means War
Starring: Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler
Summary: Lauren Scott (Witherspoon) is a mild-mannered product analyst who leads a pretty uneventful life. Suddenly she finds herself dating two gorgeous, charming men and can’t seem to decide which one to be with. What’s worse is that Lauren has no idea that the two men in fact know each other. Franklyn (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy) are best friends and partners at the CIA. There is nothing they wouldn’t do for each other, until they realize that they are dating the same woman. Now the gloves are off and it’s every man for himself as they battle it out to win Lauren’s affections.
This is definitely a good movie for couples. There’s romance for the ladies and some action for the fellas, plus plenty of eye-candy for everyone. Even though the main actors are all very good looking there really wasn’t a whole lot of chemistry between them. While Reese Witherspoon was cute and flirty and giggly, I didn’t really feel a spark between her and either of the guys. To be honest the best chemistry was between Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Still it was very entertaining and Chelsea Handler was funny as ever.
Trivia: In the movie Chris Pine’s character talks about watching a “Chips” marathon. In real life Chris’ dad is Robert Pine, who starred in that show (he’s the blond cop).
Rated: PG-13 – For sexual content, some violence and action, and language.