In 2009, I visited NYC for the first time on a family girls trip. We were able to be in the audience of Live! With Regis and Kelly and Ray Romano was one of the guests. He came out and started talking being a New York native. When he started to mention that his brother still lived in the area and was a teacher in Queens, several women sitting in front of us started screaming. "We know your brother!!!" they squealed. Ray actually chatted with them for a moment, so of course I spent the rest of the show wondering what I could yell out that would get Kelly to put her aside her hosting duties to start a conversation with her new bff (me.)
When I got home from the trip I immediately played the show on my DVR to catch a glimpse of our television debut. I thought I could catch a glimpse of us in the cheering crowd, but we received much more screentime than that! We didn't realize that the camera panned to Ray's brother's friends and therefore, our faces, in the next row. My mom was making this face at them, like " Oh yeah, sure you know him"- sort of a pursed lips, completely cynical expression. And as I hit pause, there she was, on national tv, looking like she'd never heard anything more ridiculous in her life. And now, every time anyone gets a little skeptical, we refer to it as "the Ray Romano face."
What does this have to do with This Means War? Well, the movie is so absurd, so ridiculously unrealistic that its nearly impossible so sit through it and not make "the Ray Romano face." However, if you're like Mindy Kaling and myself and you "like watching people fall in love onscreen so much that you can suspend your disbelief in the contrived situations"- This Means War is incredibly entertaining!
It's a comedy, a romance, a lot of eye candy with Chris Pine AND Tom Hardy, an action film, and the best clothes we've seen in a chick flick in months!!! I have to admit I'm not usually a fan of Chelsea Handler but she was hilarious as the dirty mouthed best friend.
Let's review some of the sexy, cool, sophisticated looks of Reese in This Means War.
This leather jacket practically had a supporting role.
Here's my version of the look.
I think This Means War appeals to girls, guys, action fans, fashion lovers and maybe even Ray Romano's brother. (Yeah, right.)
This Means War, rated "PG-13," romantic comedy/action, starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, "B"