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This Means War (2012)

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A pair of CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.

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Heinrich
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Joe
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Katie (as Abigail Leigh Spencer)
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Nana Foster
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Grandpa Foster
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Jonas
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Steve
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Kelly
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Xenia
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Britta
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Storyline

Two CIA agents, Tuck and Frank who are also best friends, have been benched because someone's after them. Tuck is divorced with a son whom he's not close to and Frank is a ladies man. Tuck decides to try and find someone so he places his profile on a dating website. Lauren, a woman also looking for a guy sees Tuck's profile and goes with him. She later bumps into Frank and he hits on her and she goes out with him. She's intrigued by both of them. When they learn that they're dating the same girl, they agree to let her choose. But both can't help but use their skills to keep tabs on her and each other. And also sabotage each other's dates with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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It's SPY against SPY.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Esto es guerra!  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,405,930 (USA) (19 February 2012)

Gross:

$54,760,791 (USA) (14 June 2012)
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Trivia

The name of the company that Lauren Scott (Reese Witherspoon) worked for was "Smart Consumer Inc." which was located in Los Angeles in California, USA. See more »

Goofs

The first helicopter shot has a helicopter with a tail-number registered in the USA (USA starts with N). The second shot of the "same" helicopter is of a different helicopter, which has a tail-number starting with OE, which is the registration for the county of Austria. See more »

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[first lines]
Man 1: [over comms] All eyes are up.
Man 2: Sat cams are good.
Man 1: Target is inbound.
Man 2: ETA five minutes.
Collins: Mission is a go. Repeat, you are green to go. Intercept and apprehend the Heinrich brothers. Secure the device. And remember, this mission is covert.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Soft Bossa
Written by Giacomo Bondi
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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Abysmal OR one gal's confused ladybrain is another man's pitiful excuse for a rom-com
21 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, she's a lonely gal with a great job. Then SUDDENLY, she's irresistible to two incredible hotties? Nonsensical.

If that weren't enough to turn you away: the dialog is forced and nonspecific, the chemistry is nonexistent, Witherspoon phones it in. There's also a plot "twist" anyone could spy a mile away.

And if part of you is thinking "well, hey at least it's sort of progressive and enlightened to have one woman dating two men instead of the typical reverse," stop. I'd venture 75% of the film is Witherspoon blabbering about how her ladybrain can't handle being with two (soooo wonderful and handsome and blahblahblah) men. Ladybrains, can't live with 'em, can't make basic decisions in life with them. I mean, right?!*

*not right


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