December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

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Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

May 18, 2012

This Means War (2012)

When it’s over, what do you get when you take two jealous male CIA operatives, a beautiful woman, and the power of surveillance?  A messy enterprise of who’s the better man as both men declare war on each other.  Best buddies, Tuck (Tom Brady) and Frank (Chris Pine) discover their friendship comes under fire when they are both dating the same woman, Lauren (Reese Witherspoon).   There's no end to the antics Tuck and Frank take as they sabotage each other’s dates and put Lauren's life under a microscope.  I liked the chemistry of all three actors.  They seemed to have good timing with each other as the jokes and action weaved  through each scene.  This film was a lot of fun and not meant to be taken seriously.  It's one of the better light-hearted romantic comedies I've seen of late where there’s action, comedy, romance, and even techie stuff that will appeal to both men and women.  Plus, there’s enough silliness and unrealistic scenarios to make your eyes roll and shake your head, but you’ll smile at the end, because it's all in good fun. 

My rating: 3.5 out of 5


1 comment:

  1. I like the chemistry between Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. Like Legally Blonde, the story is so unlikely to happen but you can't help finding it funny. This is a very light-hearted, enjoyable romantic comedy.