June 12, 2012

GMC Day 12: This Means War (2012)

Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy


I don't find Chris Pine attractive. Nor Tom Hardy, the other main guy in the movie (who, by the way, was driving me crazy trying to place him until I figured out he was the guy from Inception). This is usually a requirement to enjoy a romantic comedy (I refuse to call it a rom-com), but not here. This movie is super cute, has actual comedy in it, and isn't completely predictable throughout (I have a major problem with predictable plots, in case you couldn't tell).

On an added note, I applaud Reese Witherspoon's ability to continue starring in romantic comedies at her age, with Hollywood's obsession with trying to force the next "it" girl on us. (Note to Hollywood: stop trying to make Katherine Heigel happen). Maybe if more romantic comedies were as enjoyable as this one, boyfriends wouldn't have to pretend to groan so much when their girlfriends drag them to watch. (FYI - guys, we're onto the fact that you also semi-enjoy these movies, but pretend not to in the name of appearing "masculine." They get your girlfriend/date all cheerful and love-dovey and they usually have some kind of nudity. Stop faking)

Final word: It's cute.

The Great Movie Challenge - read it from the beginning here.

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