This Means War Movie Review Summary

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

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Two rival CIA agents, FDR Foster (played by Chris Pine) and Tuck (played by Tom Hardy) are constantly trying to upstage each other in order to advance their careers. They botch up a major job which gets them both taken out of the field, assigned to desk jobs that they hate. They blame each other for the troubles. They are forced to work side-by-side in the office next to each other.
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Tuck is a romantic type of guy and he wants to get back together with his ex-wife, but he finds out she is dating a new guy. So Tuck decides to try a dating service and gets a date with Lauren (played by Resse Witherspoon). FDR, on the other hand, likes to play the field and hook-up with as many women as possible. After Tuck's date with Lauren he politely takes her home. She goes to a video store to rent a movie. She runs into FDR who makes the moves on her, trying to pick her up, which at first she totally rebuffs. Not stopped so easily, FDR finds out where Lauren works and shows up without warning. He pressures Lauren into going out with him. In order to get him to stop bothering her, she agrees to go on a date.

As they leave the restaurant on her date with FDR, Lauren runs into her old boyfriend that she was supposed to marry, with his new girlfriend. Not to be out done by this, she tells them that FDR is her new boyfriend. She kisses him passionately in front of them to prove it. There is a chemistry between Lauren and FDR. Lauren cannot make up her mind which of the two guys, Tuck or FDR, she likes more so she dates both of them at the same time. They find out about this. Both guys make an agreement not to have sex with Lauren until she chooses one of them over the other one. On each date, the one not there uses all the stuff of the CIA spy power to try to mess up the other one. Lauren knows she has to make a choice but cannot choose until the end when her life is on the line.
Best part of story, including ending: I like the extremes the guys go to in order to screw up the dates of the other one, so they can win the girl.

Best scene in story: The car chase scene is really exciting when they finally catch the bad guy and Lauren is caught in the fray, because this is the moment when she is forced to make up her mind.

Opinion about the main character: Lauren seems genuinely torn between the two men and has affection for both of them. I like that circumstances have created this predicament and it is not really her fault.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   spies How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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