Gilt LA hosted a screening of the romantic Valentine’s day comedy “This Means War” starring
Chelsea Handler Reese Witherspoon last week. Witherspoon plays Lauren, a single thirty-something who somehow ends up dating two CIA agents (who are partners, of course). The secret operatives, FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy), use their spy gadgets… and their charm to battle for the love of this one lucky lady (have you seen Chris Pine?).
While low on plausibility, this film is full of fun. If the lighthearted boys-will-be-boys banter between Pine and Hardy isn’t enough to keep you laughing, then Chelsea Handler does the job. Her timing in this film is great. She manages to maintain her snarky humor and dry irreverence while aiding the plot lines by feeding horrible dating advice to her friend, played by Reese.
While I did enjoy seeing Reese Witherspoon play a confident, feisty protagonist, I think she was somewhat lackluster in this role compared to the rest of the ensemble. Your attention is more likely to be taken by the high intensity action sequences, Chelsea Handler’s self-deprecating humor, or the antics of our
I really enjoyed the film and I loved Gilt City LA’s take on making movie-going an event again. Guest were invited to enjoy wine and appetizers before the movie and were offered cute little “This Means War” candy hearts. The experience as a whole was lovely. Check out “This Means War” in theater’s Feb 17th and keep your eyes glued to Gilt.com for more deals like this!