History Film / ThisMeansWar

25th Aug '15 2:54:19 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: The boys have enough sense to know [[spoiler: not to meet Heinrich at the location he suggested to get Lauren back and instead hijack a Jeep and grab her en route.]]
9th Jul '15 2:42:17 PM Lightning4119
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-->'''[[DaChief The Chief]]''': ''[brings a picture of a body [[CarCushion resting on a crushed car]] up on a screen]'' This was supposed to be a ''covert'' mission.
11th Jun '15 3:02:04 PM flambeau
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/9edff7196cebcb5d384ef0c5d0dac04e.png]] [[caption-width-right:299:For women everywhere!]]

* BlatantLies: Every excuse Tuck and FDR use to convince the surveillance crews to help them spy on Lauren.

* ChekhovsSkill: Lauren's extensive knowledge of consumer products pays off when [[spoiler: when she tells the boys to shoot the headlamps of a (otherwise bulletproof) car, thereby triggering the airbags.]]
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* ChekhovsSkill: Lauren's extensive knowledge of consumer products pays off when [[spoiler: when she tells the boys to shoot the headlamps of a (otherwise bulletproof) car, thereby triggering the airbags.]]]] Also, Tuck trusts her to drive the Jeep because he took her driving on one of their dates.

* ChekhovsSkill: Lauren's extensive knowledge of consumer products pays off when [[spoiler: when she tells the boys to shoot the headlamps of a (otherwise bulletproof) car, thereby triggering the airbags.]]ExactWords: During their first date, Lauren asks Tuck if he's ever killed someone with his bare hands. He says no... not this week.

* {{Fanservice}}: Chris Pine getting shirtless, and later naked, for the girls (and some guys); Reese Witherspoon in her undies for the guys (and some girls). Though Tom Hardy's arms in general make him borderline fanservice too.
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* {{Fanservice}}: Chris Pine getting shirtless, and later naked, for the girls (and some guys); Reese Witherspoon in her undies for the guys (and some girls). Though And Tom Hardy's arms in general make him borderline fanservice too.

* {{Fanservice}}: Chris HugeGuyTinyGirl: FDR is almost an entire head taller than Lauren[[note]]Chris Pine getting shirtless, and later naked, for the girls (and some guys); is an average height at 6' tall, but Reese Witherspoon in her undies for the guys (and some girls). Though Tom Hardy's arms in general make him borderline fanservice too.is only 5'1"[[/note]].

* MadeOfExplodium: During the chase scene [[spoiler: the boys shoot out the SUV's headlights, detonating the airbag and causing the SUV to slam into a stationary object and blow right the Hell up in a fiery explosion.]] Ford Exploder indeed.
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* MadeOfExplodium: During the chase scene scene, [[spoiler: the boys shoot out the SUV's headlights, detonating the airbag and causing the SUV to slam into a stationary object and blow right the Hell up in a fiery explosion.]] Ford Exploder indeed.indeed. * [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife The Masquerade Will Kill Your Married Life]]: Implied to be the reason things didn't originally work out between Tuck and Katie. [[spoiler: She warms up to him a lot once she realizes he's not a travel agent.]]

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: A very odd example with Tuck; Tom Hardy uses his native British accent throughout the film, but once he starts yelling at Tuck in the final scene his accent goes completely off the rails and becomes almost unintelligible. There are also a couple of other brief moments throughout the film where he slips into the fake American accent that he's used in other films for a word or two.
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: A very odd example with Tuck; Tom Hardy uses his native British accent throughout the film, but once he starts yelling at Tuck FDR in the final scene his accent goes completely off the rails and becomes almost unintelligible. There are also a couple of other brief moments throughout the film where he slips into the fake American accent that he's used in other films for a word or two.

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: A very odd example with Tuck; Tom Hardy uses his native British accent throughout the film, but once he starts yelling at TheReveal: In-universe. Katie and Joe discover what Tuck in actually does when footage of the car chase is broadcast on the news. ** [[spoiler: TheRevealPromptsRomance: Katie invites Tuck to dinner, and the final scene his accent goes completely off the rails and becomes almost unintelligible. There are also a couple of other brief moments throughout the film where he slips into the fake American accent confirms that he's used in other films for a word or two.they're back together.]] * RunningGag: "Stop repeating everything that I say!"

* StalkerWithACrush: Both of the men vying for Lauren dance into this trope.
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* StalkerWithACrush: Both of the men vying for Lauren dance into this trope. trope. * TwoScenesOneDialogue: The scene of the boys giving orders to their respective surveillance crews.
11th Jun '15 9:57:05 AM flambeau
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* DudeNotFunny: FDR replacing the proper "family" that Tuck hired with sleazy actors who are paid to humiliate him comes across as very harsh, especially in light of the fact that Tuck has no family of his own (except his son, Joe, who doesn't really like him all that much), and had considered himself part of FDR's family until the previous scene where FDR accidentally implied that he doesn't think of Tuck as part of his 'real' family [[note]](they were arguing about Lauren at the time, but Tuck still looks pretty down about it)[[/note]].
11th Jun '15 9:56:39 AM flambeau
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* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: The head of FDR's surveillance team relays a text message Lauren sent to Trish, and spends the rest of the brief scene spelling everything in chat speak until FDR tells him to S-H-H-H-H.

* BadLiar: Tuck and FDR accuse each other of being this when their attempts at keeping their surveillance of Lauren secret from each other fail.

* DuelingStarsMovie
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* DuelingStarsMovieDudeNotFunny: FDR replacing the proper "family" that Tuck hired with sleazy actors who are paid to humiliate him comes across as very harsh, especially in light of the fact that Tuck has no family of his own (except his son, Joe, who doesn't really like him all that much), and had considered himself part of FDR's family until the previous scene where FDR accidentally implied that he doesn't think of Tuck as part of his 'real' family [[note]](they were arguing about Lauren at the time, but Tuck still looks pretty down about it)[[/note]].

* DuelingStarsMovieEvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Heinrich is seeking revenge for the death of his younger brother.

* DuelingStarsMovieFlippingTheBird: Tuck flips off FDR's surveillance drone. --> "Did he just give our bird the bird?"

* DuelingStarsMovieTheOner: The scene with the boys setting up their surveillance cameras in Lauren's home while she dances in and out of the room is all one take.

* DuelingStarsMovieOohMeAccentsSlipping: A very odd example with Tuck; Tom Hardy uses his native British accent throughout the film, but once he starts yelling at Tuck in the final scene his accent goes completely off the rails and becomes almost unintelligible. There are also a couple of other brief moments throughout the film where he slips into the fake American accent that he's used in other films for a word or two.

* SpotlightStealingSquad: Trish, played by Chelsea Handler, takes over every scene she's in and makes it hard to realize Lauren is even there. This is mostly due to Handler's outrageously over-the-top lines.
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Trish, played by Chelsea Handler, takes over every scene she's in and makes it hard to realize Lauren is even there. This is mostly due to Handler's outrageously over-the-top lines.lines. * SoMuchForStealth: The boys are really not good with keeping their missions covert. Averted with the scene of them setting up surveillance in Lauren's house, as she walks past them multiple times but remains blissfully unaware of their presence.

* WasItAllALie: [[spoiler: Lauren doesn't know what to think when she finds out Tuck and FDR are best friends.]]
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* WasItAllALie: [[spoiler: Lauren doesn't know what to think when she finds out Tuck and FDR are best friends.]]]] ----
25th Dec '14 9:12:56 PM Angeldeb82
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''This Means War'', starring Creator/ChrisPine and Creator/TomHardy, directed by [=McG=] and produced by Creator/WillSmith, is a 2012 action romantic comedy about two CIA agents who accidentally start dating the same girl.
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''This Means War'', War!'', starring Creator/ChrisPine and Creator/TomHardy, directed by [=McG=] and produced by Creator/WillSmith, is a 2012 action romantic comedy about two CIA agents who accidentally start dating the same girl.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Accidentally implied with [[spoiler: Lauren's choice to date FDR instead of Tuck.]]
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Accidentally implied with [[spoiler: Lauren's choice to date FDR instead of Tuck.]]Tuck]].

* CurbstompBattle: When Tuck decides to try out paintball, he completely demolishes everybody on the field [[OneManArmy all by himself]].
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* CurbstompBattle: CurbStompBattle: When Tuck decides to try out paintball, he completely demolishes everybody on the field [[OneManArmy all by himself]].

* CurbstompBattle: When Tuck decides DamselInDistress: [[spoiler: Lauren when Heinrich catches up to try out paintball, he completely demolishes everybody on her. Trish too because she happens to be in the field [[OneManArmy all by himself]].same car at the time of the kidnapping.]]

* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler: Lauren when Heinrich catches up to her. Trish too because she happens to be in the same car at the time of the kidnapping.]]
18th Nov '14 12:54:43 PM TrueBlue170
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* ActorAllusion: At two different parts of the movie, FDR claims to be [[Film/StarTrek captain of a cruise ship]] ** It's the first reply that justifies the trope: [[spoiler:"Permission to come aboard, Captain?"]] ** Nana's been taking care of FDR after he lost both parents at a young age. [[Film/SpiderMan Hardly the first time either.]]
6th Aug '14 5:29:03 PM TheNewMattFisher
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''This Means War'', starring ChrisPine and TomHardy, directed by [=McG=] and produced by WillSmith, is a 2012 action romantic comedy about two CIA agents who accidentally start dating the same girl.
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''This Means War'', starring ChrisPine Creator/ChrisPine and TomHardy, Creator/TomHardy, directed by [=McG=] and produced by WillSmith, Creator/WillSmith, is a 2012 action romantic comedy about two CIA agents who accidentally start dating the same girl.

Meanwhile, a lonely woman named Lauren (ReeseWitherspoon) has gotten tired of the single life and her best friend Trish (Chelsea Handler), makes her a profile on a dating site. Similarly, Tuck has had little luck in love as he is divorced and has a child to take care of and so he decides to try the same dating site. He and Lauren meet up on a blind date and hit it off while FDR hangs out in a video store nearby just in case the date goes south and Tuck needs an escape. However, Lauren goes to the video store and FDR, clueless that itís the same girl Tuck had just gone out with, becomes interested in her as well. Tuck and FDR meet up later at their office only to discover they are dating the same girl. Both men offer to break it off with her because they are friends and do not want to lose their friendship over a girl, but their pride gets the better of them and it becomes a competition to see who Lauren chooses. As their tempers flare, their friendship starts to fall apart as they get more and more aggressive about trying to get Lauren to fall in love with one of them. All the while, the enraged Heinrich is closing in and looking for a way to hurt the boys for the death of his brother.
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Meanwhile, a lonely woman named Lauren (ReeseWitherspoon) (Creator/ReeseWitherspoon) has gotten tired of the single life and her best friend Trish (Chelsea Handler), makes her a profile on a dating site. Similarly, Tuck has had little luck in love as he is divorced and has a child to take care of and so he decides to try the same dating site. He and Lauren meet up on a blind date and hit it off while FDR hangs out in a video store nearby just in case the date goes south and Tuck needs an escape. However, Lauren goes to the video store and FDR, clueless that itís the same girl Tuck had just gone out with, becomes interested in her as well. Tuck and FDR meet up later at their office only to discover they are dating the same girl. Both men offer to break it off with her because they are friends and do not want to lose their friendship over a girl, but their pride gets the better of them and it becomes a competition to see who Lauren chooses. As their tempers flare, their friendship starts to fall apart as they get more and more aggressive about trying to get Lauren to fall in love with one of them. All the while, the enraged Heinrich is closing in and looking for a way to hurt the boys for the death of his brother.
27th Jul '14 11:01:01 AM Quag15
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* AgentsDating: The movie is centered around this. Lauren decides to have sex with two different spies who are pursuing her, to see which one of them is better in bed. After they found they've been sleeping with the same woman, they wage an epic battle against one another.
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* AgentsDating: The movie is pretty much centered around this. Lauren decides to have sex with two different spies who are pursuing her, to see which one of them is better in bed. After they found they've been sleeping with the same woman, they wage an epic battle against one another.
27th Jul '14 11:00:04 AM Quag15
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* AgentsDating: The movie is centered around this. Lauren decides to have sex with two different spies who are pursuing her, to see which one of them is better in bed. After they found they've been sleeping with the same woman, they wage an epic battle against one another.
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