Mon
Feb 6 2012 2:48pm

This Means Hotness: Watch 9 Minutes of This Means War!

20th Century Fox has released an extended preview of its Valentine’s Day release, the romantic comedy This Means War, starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon. Check out 9 minutes from the movie below:

As I mentioned in a previous post, this movie had me at the casting (that’s right, I’ll see it for the hotness alone), but the Gustav Klimt and paintball scenes did make me laugh. Maybe it’ll be some good fluffy fun?

(Thanks to Indiewire for the heads-up!)

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5 comments
Tina B
1. Tina B
Loved it!! I can't wait to see it!
Ginny Doremus
2. FaeRhi
This movie had me at "Reese Witherspoon" -- She's one of the few Hollywood Actresses that I truly look up to. They had a story/interview with her on CBS Sunday Morning a month or so ago (though even before that I loved her), that showed just what a great person she is.
She'll only do 1-2 movies a year because she wants to spend time with her kids, she works hard to make sure the movies have a good message, and she works hard to make sure that her kids are not estranged from their father (Ryan Phillippe). She's beautiful, caring, supports charities, good breeding and good sense.

... Of course, the hotties didn't hurt either. lol
Heather Waters (redline_)
3. redline_
@Tina B @FaeRhi -- Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only one looking forward to this. Reese Witherspoon is a favorite of mine as well; she's always been very very classy and I admire that.
Tina B
4. Chaya13
I had to write in a comment after reading and learning about this up coming film. This film seems entertaining, and includes a fairly decent cast (also a fan of Reese Witherspoon, loved Sweet Home Alabama) it seems the story line is a bit different and delightful for the most part.

However a trope is included which really worries me, and has been present in a lot of recent films. This idea is that it is completely ok for a man to invade the privacy of a women he is interested in by any means nessesary, as long as he thinks it will benefit her (& him). While in romance this can be looked at as a romantic guesture of the man desiring to know the women more in a not entriely sexual way, in the real life applications this is terrifying.

Not only does this make a case for stalkers, but it gives men the impression that it is their right to control aspects of women's lives and taking power out of a woman's hands. One of the further disturbing issues about this trope is it works against the idea of open communication between two people (this could be applied to a polyamourous relationship as well), creating a space where the individuals are encouraged to lie and sneak around gathering private information, rather then opening asking questions and allowing the other person to reveal as much as they desire to in the time that they are comfortable with.

I completely understand that film, especially fictional films, are created for entertainment and to escape reality, and I fully partake in these film regularily. I will most likely see this film if only for the hot british actor lol, and to assess after watching it how much this message of a man's "right" to invade privacy is perpetuated.

I hope everyone is still smiling after reading this post, I intended it to be pulling out an issue that I have seen in a lot of media recently, and wanted to comment on, not as a piece to ruin anyones day or shatter the warm fuzzy feelings romantic comedies can give us :).
Heather Waters (redline_)
5. redline_
Chaya13 -- I'm always up for discussions like these, so thanks for bringing it up! You know, as I've gotten older, I've found more and more issues with romantic comedies, and I think your point here about the men sneaking through Reese's character's house being creepy is very fair. Would we ever see the reverse of this situation? It seems hard to believe. I'm also disappointed that Reese's character isn't also a spy, 'cause I think that could've AWESOME. I feel like that would've leveled the playing field a lot.
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