Are you younger than, say, age 30 or so? Then you might like “This Means War.”
For the rest of us in the, ahem, older demographic, it’s just a waste of time that we could’ve spent, say, seeing “The Artist.” Please, Mister, can we finally see what might win the Oscar for Best Picture?
Top CIA operatives, Tuck (Tom Hardy) and FDR (Chris Pine), are partners and best friends. They, unknowingly to each other, make a play for Lauren (Reese Witherspoon), who ends up dating both of them. I think you can fill in the blanks about what happens next.
While there were funny parts to the movie, the ick factor was just too great. Because Tuck and FDR work for the CIA, they’re able to bug Lauren’s house and spy on each other in an attempt to derail each other’s efforts to woo her.
Creepy. Creepy. Creepy. Creepy! Slimy even. And Lauren takes forever to figure out that something’s going on. What supposedly savvy gal would be so clueless? Most of the late action was formulaic and easy to figure out. Well, it was for us, not for Lauren.
Surprisingly, Chelsea Handler livened up the movie in a positive way. Normally, I would be cringing at her profanity, but as Lauren’s friend, she was refreshing, funny, and wise.
Wish I could say the same about the rest of the flick.