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THERE are so many things wrong with the new romantic comedy, “This Means War”, that you might assume that the director, known only as McG, had never actually seen another film. But he must have done. In several scenes, classic movies pop up on TV screens in the background —“Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid” here, “Heaven Can Wait” there—and in one exchange Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine banter about Alfred Hitchcock’s early work.
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