About The Movie:
When a quartet of women get their mitts on comedian-turned-
Steve Harvey’s best-seller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a
Man, they set out to
put the book’s man-wrangling rules to practice
in their respective
relationships. Mya (Good) forces her new player
beau (Romany Malco) to wait for
sex; Kristen (Union) makes her
man-child boyfriend (Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara)
get his act together;
Candace (Regina Hall) tries to wrest Michael (Terrence
from his mother’s clutches; and Lauren (Henson) attempts to
her dude (Michael Ealy) into a higher tax bracket. These
men eventually realize
that they’re being manipulated, so they
game the ladies right back—which
naturally blows up in their faces.
What Is Good About The Movie:
sparkles, with comedian Kevin Hart providing
most of the major laughs, and with cameos from Chris Brown and Wendy Williams. And the dialogue proves smart and
punchy, with hilarious banter traded between the sexes.
touched on some the most universal conflicts in modern relationships -- dating
as a single parent, dating someone at a different income level, negotiating
sex, and discussing marriage with Steve Harvey directly quoting from his book that the movie is based upon.
As a gay man, it was especially
refreshing to see that the plot didn't rely on clueless women trying to
"fix" themselves for some man rather, both the male and female
characters were confronted with their relationship demons. But what may be
almost unique about the film is the way it will resonate with men. It is NICE to watch a movie
that didn't resort to male-bashing. This
film simply AND truthfully points out the men's issues and flaws without
casting them as villains or foes.
This film brought a few tears to my eyes and after the endless years of discussions about the failure
of black relationships (and films that has NOTHING to do with Tyler Perry), Think Like A Man
may be a film to help bring
men and women back to a place of laughter and love.
What Is Bad About The Movie:
I couldn't find anything.