Those poor beautiful single people. With their fascinating jobs, condos appointed with lap pools and ginormous kitchens, and perfect, seemingly perky teeth, our hearts bleed for them. How will they ever find love with so little to work with?

Our "hapless" singletons here are FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy), two CIA operatives who happen to be best friends. They're the kind of spies who hang out at rooftop parties in Hong Kong flirting with scantily clad models until the Russian baddies show up and they all shoot everything in sight while miraculously not getting so much as a scratch on their ruggedly handsome faces.

Tuck, a divorced single dad, signs up for a dating website, where he's taken with the profile of Lauren (Reese Witherspoon), a consumer testing whiz (basically she gets to fire blow torches at frying pans and power washers at paint jobs to test their durability). Lauren was unknowingly signed up for the site by her best friend, Trish (Chelsea Handler), a randy married woman trying to live vicariously through Lauren.

On her way home from their first date, which by all accounts is a success, Lauren happens to meet FDR, who basically badgers her into going out with him. Tuck and FDR, being spies and all, do background checks on Lauren—and soon learn they're trying to woo the same woman. For these competitive thrill-junkies, it's game on.

Despite their ground rules, they're soon bugging Lauren's condo and breaking about 27 privacy laws trying to get the inside scoop on what might win this perky blonde's heart. With their intel, they soon take her on a cavalcade of super-dates—a trapeze adventure, touring a private collection of Gustav Klimt masterpieces, renting a classic car for a joyride in the mountains. ...

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This Means War
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1½ Stars - Weak
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Mpaa Rating
PG-13 (for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language)
Directed By
McG
Run Time
1 hour 43 minutes
Cast
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy
Theatre Release
February 17, 2012 by 20th Century Fox
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