MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language)
Genres: Comedy, Thriller, Action/Adventure
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution
JJ Rating: B-
Tuck (Tom Hardy) joins a dating website and finds Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) and they go for a date. After the date she runs into FDR (Chris Pine) and brushes him off for being a cocky prick. FDR finds out where she works and forces her into a date with him. Lauren ends up dating two guys at one time. Two guys who work for the C.I.A. This Means War.
3 Good Things About this Film
- Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine make an exciting film premise about spies dating the same lady into a decent viewing despite the bland script.
- Chelsea Handler made me laugh. A lot. That made the film bearable like strawberries on a really dry, nasty cake.
- A few situational scenes had me laugh out loud. I think there were three, overall.
6 Bad Things About this Film
- The writing was boring.
- The length. If I have to explain, one more time, how an hour and a half is a cut off time for a comedy, I might explode into a thousand little me's and destroy everyone.
- Not enough funny moments that were uncliched.
- The fact that she got mad over them knowing each other, but it was okay for her to date two guys was anoying. Come on, seriously?
- Double standard.
- Every phrasing for this film unsubtly avoids VS. As if SPY VS SPY is copyrighted. Oh, wait...
This Means War was a decent film to watch. Nothing I'd urge anyone to rush out and see.