Think Like A Man is a comedy film that features the lives of four men and their love lives. These interconnected lives will go through a huge change as the women they are pursuing starts buying Steve Harvey’s bestselling book. Their women also starts putting into heart all the things taught in the book. Think Like A Man will showcase how these men team up to bring down this book bringing more chaos into their lives. Think Like A Man was shown in theaters last April 20th 2012 and is directed by Tim Story. Here’s a movie review for the comedy film “Think Like A Man”
“The Engaging And Funny Story Of Think Like A Man
While watching the movie version of Steve Harvey’s self-help book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” you may feel a subliminal desire to rush out and buy the book. Not because of its insights into gender — Did you know men like sex? — but because the actors keep holding the $23.99 hardcover edition up to your face. Talk about product placement: Frame for frame, I’m not sure Hasbro’s Transformers have appeared on-screen this often.
“Think Like a Man” is part of an ongoing trend of movies based on advice books, including “He’s Just Not That Into You” and the upcoming “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” although this one is built around Harvey’s twinkly eyed personality as a comedian and radio host. That makes the self-promotion understandable, but what makes it forgivable is that “Think Like a Man” is a surprisingly engaging, entertaining and very funny movie.
It follows several couples facing typical relationship hurdles (hey, I didn’t say it was original). The women are losing their battles until they find this book by you-know-who that reveals the secrets of the male mind. Example: “Men respect women with standards. Just get some.”
As a result, Kristen (Gabrielle Union) stops waiting for a proposal from Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara); single mother Candace (Regina Hall) loses patience with mama’s boy Michael (Terrence J); successful Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) falls for wage slave Dominic (Michael Ealy); and promiscuous Mya (Meagan Good) withholds her “cookie” –Harvey’s term — from lady-killer Zeke (Romany Malco). The squirrelly Kevin Hart, as newly divorced Cedric, counteracts the syrupy stuff with salty comedy.
Director Tim Story (“Barbershop”) juggles this potentially clunky material quite deftly, and the bumps are smoothed over by the appealing cast. (Even Chris Brown, in a cameo, seems likable again.) And despite the hard sell, there’s absolutely no obligation to buy Harvey’s book.
PLOT A best-selling self-help book becomes a secret weapon in the war between the sexes.RATING PG-13 (sexuality, adult themes, language)
CAST Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara.
PLAYING AT Area theaters.
BOTTOM LINE Supririsingly engaging and often very funny, with a likable ensemble cast that overcomes the inevitable cliches.”
The original article can be seen at Newsday
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