March 21, 2012
First of all, the poster with the three stars was quite striking. Chris Pine I have not seen in anything since "Star Trek." Tom Hardy is in a lot of big movies since he broke into the big time in "Inception." Reese Witherspoon is always the perky favorite rom-com girl. It was a very promising casting to say the least! I had to see what this was about.
The intense opening sequence tells us that Frank (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy) are CIA operatives and good friends. Lauren (Witherspoon) is a consumer goods quality researcher. Through an online dating site, Lauren meets up with Tuck. And by sheer chance, later she also meets Frank in a video store. The two men later discover they were dating and falling in love with the same girl, and she is falling for both of them! This results in a mad-cap game of no-holds-barred oneupmanship as the two guys both use their over-the-top spy tricks in order to get on the better side of Lauren.
The three stars all had great chemistry with each other which makes the movie fun to watch. The competitive banter between Pine and Hardy was electric and energetic. The character of Lauren's sex-obsessed friend Trish (Chelsea Handler) is blunt and hilarious. The respective staff of the Frank and Tuck were also very funny as they loyally spied for their respective bosses. This film by Director McG has varied scenes of action, comedy and romance which will keep both men and women entertained. Fun! I think you will all have a good time watching this. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy here.