This Means War 2012

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(129) IMDb 6.4/10
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STAR TREK'S Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (BRONSON) portray two spies whose close friendship is torn when an alluring female (Reese Witherspoon) comes between them in this 20th Century Fox comedy. McG directs from a script by Timothy Dowling.

Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Laura Vandervoort
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DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Abigail Spencer, Laura Vandervoort, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon
Director McG
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX
Rental release 31 August 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Abigail Spencer, Laura Vandervoort, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon
Director McG
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX
Rental release 31 August 2012
Main languages English

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Mar 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This Means War on paper at least sounded like a complete disaster but manages to be
a completely ridiculous very silly but very funny action comedy about 2 rival spies who end up both falling for the same girl. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine 2 of the best upcoming talents are both very good as the two best friends and CIA agents who both meet and fall for Reese Witherspoon also giving a very good performance and then have a competetion which gets out of hand as each agent attempts to sabotage the other's attempt to win the girl's heart. They both use every trick in the book and use every CIA resource in an attempt to get the girl. Forget reality, the whole film is very over the top, silly, immature but if not taken seriously like it's not intended to be taken seriously then it is a lot of fun with good action scenes. The name McG normally makes me cringe but this is probably his best film. Switch brain off and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
C.I A Agents 'FDR Foster' ( Chris Pine ) and 'Tuck' ( Tom Hardy ) are partners watching each others back when the chips are down, most importantly of all however they are ''Best-Friends''
'Tuck' meets a girl 'Lauren' ( Reese Witherspoon ) via an on-line dating agency, 'FDR' meets the same girl in a video store.
Competition between the two friends becomes intense as they both do everything to spoil the others chances with 'Lauren'
friendship between the two is put to the test, priority's have changed.
The film with 'Tuck' and 'FDR's' working together as they've always done,, whilst simmering in the background the explosive competition between the two is often quite funny as the two go to great lengths to belittle the other.
well worth a watch at least.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
`I was totally taken by surprise at how good this movie was. Some genuine LOL moments and not the same tired old, run of the mill hashed out rom-com humour.
Obviously you have to take the plot with a pinch salt, but this was a good movie despite some reviews. I'm glad i watched it anyway as i like Chris Pine...must say the friend Trish was a brilliant character! Not much credit for her but probably better than Reese Witherspoon in my opinion. Though i love Reese and this was a fab movie and she nailed it...im being a bit ageist but she is a little older than the male leads and it comes across too noticeably at times. Still if your having a night in - great movie for groups and solo....
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By El Zilcho on 8 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
For some reason this was supposed to be "a career low for all its three stars" according to one review in the press. I am glad I still went to see it! The plot of this comedy, if you don't know, is: two CIA agents and best friends accidentally start dating the same woman. Although they start off amicably, they progressively get down to dirtier tricks to spy on and undermine each other's efforts as they try to out-do themselves in front of her - while keeping their jobs secret and investigating the case of a German assassin heading to LA. Eventually the truth comes out... Who will she pick? How will it all end?

This is NOT one of those films where you are supposed to 'turn off your brain' (like Transformers) and it is definitely not an insipid rom-com. I don't know how, but all the incredible silliness and plot holes just don't matter and actually add to the enjoyment. Yeah, sure, in real life they'd be busted the second they diverted CIA resources to surveillance of a random civilian, and what the heck is an East Londoner doing working at the CIA? Forget it all. Both male stars bring something different to the film and for the girl it is a genuine dilemma of who to pick. I would say there is definite chemistry in both couples, and a believable friendship between the 'lads'.

I was fully expecting to sit through the film with a fixed grin and smile half-heartedly at the bits that were obviously supposed to be funny - I am a bit of tough audience when it comes to comedy and sick of the pulp that Hollywood rams down our throats. Not a bit of it, I totally got involved with the film, laughed, and didn't really see much coming in advance until it didn't matter.

I would really recommend this film (also, a mercifully short 1hr 40mins) for a cheerful evening in, whether by yourself or in a group - especially mixed girls and guys as there is a lot of 'relationship stuff' there to laugh about from both sides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Turner on 9 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
It's a good movie if you go in with reasonable expectations. I went in expecting to see some fun banter, some bizarre situations, and some romantic development. I'd say this gave all of that, though I think it could have been funnier. The actors all did a good job, though I think the male leads really carried this movie. Worth seeing at home on a late Saturday night when you just want to veg.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Am Yeates on 3 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I must say, I've been always hated the predictable, boring American style Romantic/Comedy, however after being dragged to watch this with my, as she would put it, 'better' half I was pleasantly surprised. It wss FANTASTIC. THE best film I've seen this year by far. Don't expect it to not be predictable, but the comedy, is simply sublime. If you don't watch this and get something out of it there is something wrong with you....(And yes I've actually just purchased it. - money where my mouth is)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 July 2014
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I normally don't find American comedies that funny but this one had me roaring with laughter! From the irreverence of the CIA to awkward situations that are easy to relate to. Great, light-hearted entertainment!
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