Think Like a Man Reviews
Good cool movie! There are ups and downs to this flick. The story is interesting and unique. The cast was good, the emotions are spot-on all through the film. Another plus is the humor. Every character has a situation that we can all relate to. A momma's boy, a player, a divorcée... All characters that we have interacted with at one point. Kevin Hart does an exceptional job and he stands above the rest of the cast. The downer is the last quarter of the movie. It gets too sappy for a dude. The resolutions of the relationships become way too predictable. I mean, it's predictable down to the actual words spoken by the couples. That aside, this is a movie suitable for a night in with your girl, or a date. It will set your chic in the mood :-) A better than average movie, and still worth your money.
Four women have given up on getting their men to do what they want until they find a how to book written by Steve Harvey. They start using his advice about relationships, and their men start falling in line, until the men discover what the women have been doing, then the war is on.
It had its funny moments but with all the stereotypes, I'll say, it is for a limited market - American, particularly African American market... my wife even commented: "This must be written and directed by a black director..." and she was right! Most of the jokes would not work in other "colourful" situations (especially not with Asians). I enjoyed the cast (very attractive) who seemed committed to present us the funny side of the challenges in the modern romance, but never exceeded above the average. The few short love stories lack spontaneity because the screenwriter relied too much on the book, following it like some kind of recipe that at the end seemed more like a written report than something which could happen in real life. On the positive side, hangout factor is considerable and the effects involving actors' charms were very visible and enjoyable.
Not bad, just for fun - when there is nothing better around!
advice book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" focuses on
six friends who regularly get together to play basketball,
and usually are discussing about women issues. Jeremy
(Jerry Ferrara) is a geeky pothead and comic-book
obsessive whose career is stuck in neutral and who won't
pop the question to his girlfriend Kristen (Gabrielle Union) of nine years. Zeke (Romany Malco) is a former musician-turned-businessman
who is great at picking up the ladies but can't commit to a
long-term relationship, Until he meets Mya (Meagan Goode.
Michael (Terrence J) is good looking
and charming, but his mother still has him wrapped around
her finger and doesn't want to let him go..
until he meets Candace (Regina Hall). Dominic
(Michael Ealy) keeps changing career goals, and while he's
an excellent chef, he hasn't found a way to make it pay...then Lauren
(Taraji P. Henson) a good friend of Candace's tells her to step in and assist. Last but not least, short, motor mouthed Cedric (Kevin Hart) is in
the midst of a divorce and can't wait to be free of his wife.
Nerdy but well-meaning Bennett (Gary Owen) is the only one
in a functioning relationship, and he gets a lot of grief from
his buddies for his happy marriage. Lota and loads of laughs all around for those that can relate to the complexities of relationships. See it...it's fun!
In this PG-13-rated romantic comedy, four interconnected fellows (Ealy, Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins) find their love lives turned upside down when their respective ladies start reading Steve Harvey's book on relationships, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.
Ealy, Ferrara, Hart, and Jenkins give it their all, but they're relegated to filling out stereotypical character types (Mama's Boy, Commitment-Phobe, Angrily Divorced, Happily Married, etc.), as are Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabrielle Union. The men also play basketball together and show up at each other's improbably posh apartments at the opportune moment like a Conk Shell was blown. The movie makes some great points about modern dating life and is likable and harmless enough, but every single one of the inter-related stories and the patchwork quilt itself is standard issue.
Bottom line: Act like a malady.
The narration is a great addition to the movie and really keeps the view engaged. I loved how the story changed from the men to the women. At times it was hard to follow do to the story lines of 5 couples. The lessons on relationships were eye opening and educational.