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This Means War (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  17 February 2012 (USA)
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Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie (as Abigail Leigh Spencer)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's SPY against SPY.


Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$54,758,461 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tuck's real name is listed as 'John Harrison' on the dating site. That makes this the first time that 'Chris Pine' clashes with a character called John Harrison in a movie. A year later, Pine would play James T. Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), where he battles with Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) who uses the alias John Harrison. 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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User Reviews

Funny fun time. Entertaining valentines release.
2 February 2012 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I almost started off hating this movie before I had seen it; I thought the trailer looked like crap, with horrible comedic dialog and premises, but I took the chance on free screening tickets, figuring I could make fun at worst. The film opens with shooting at the hip action and stays pretty entertaining in comedy and delivery. Witherspoon's character's sister (Chelsea Handler) and their interactions are lots of fun. Chris Pine does a good job being semi-typecast and the movie doesn't take itself too seriously. It's way better than expected and I wouldn't have been upset had I paid full price for it. Like a review I read said, it's a romantic movie that guys won't have to be dragged to. Is it a great movie? No. Is it a fun valentines movie? Yes.

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