Chris Pine and Tom Hardy battled for the heart of Reese Witherspoon in This Means War and the winner was… you’ll have to see the movie! The film was simultaneously a thrill ride, romantic comedy and bromance as it also gave us a slew of memorable movie quotes.
Witherspoon is Lauren, a woman who cannot decide between Hardy’s Tuck and Pine’s FDR. Did we mention the two guys are best friends and two of the best CIA agents the government employs? Things ought to get interesting when the two use their agency skills and resources to stack the cards against each other in the war over Lauren’s heart. Adding humor to the mix is the always hilarious Chelsea Handler, who portrays Trish… and provides her own brand of unique This Means War quotes.
Lauren: Oh, I think I’m going to hell.
Trish: Don’t worry. If you’re going to hell, I’ll just come pick you up. | permalink
Trish: Don’t go with the better guy; go with the guy who makes you better. | permalink
FDR: May the best man win. | permalink
Lauren (to Trish): Tuck is great. He’s sweet. He’s kind. We have so much fun. But he’s maybe too sweet — a little earnest? Sort of safe. | permalink
Lauren: Have you ever killed anybody with your bare hands?
Tuck: Not this week. | permalink
Lauren: Okay, you can do this. You are a confident woman who can deal with conflict. I’m going to pass out. Just get out there, tell them your decision. They’re rational. They may even become friends. They’ll probably just shake hands… | permalink
Trish (to Lauren): You think Gloria Steinem got arrested and sat in a jail cell so you could act like a little b**ch? | permalink
Tuck: So you’re not backing off?
FDR: Nope. | permalink
FDR (to Lauren in an art gallery talking about the finer points of Lauren’s favorite painter): He was a strong advocate of the finger painting movement.
Agent (after losing his audio hookup to FDR): We lost contact.
Tuck (taking over the audio feed to FDR): Sometimes he would finger his paintings to get closer to them.
FDR (to Lauren): The intimacy with the canvas, to finger a painting… to…
Tuck: Sometimes he would use mud and sticks…
FDR (to Lauren): You know, he used mud and sticks…
Tuck (taking over the audio feed to FDR): And if he couldn’t find a stick…
FDR (to Lauren): And if he couldn’t find a stick…
FDR (to Lauren): You know, enough talking. Let’s let the paintings speak for themselves. | permalink