Two Can Play That Game (2001)



Critic Consensus: As a romantic comedy, Two Can Play That Game is more mean-spirited than romantic. Also, some critics say the movie is misogynistic in its attitudes and has too many blatant product placements.

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Love really is a battlefield in this war of the sexes comedy that marks the directorial debut of Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997) screenwriter Mark Brown. Vivica A. Fox stars as Shante, a knowledgeable veteran of the dating game who thinks she's found the perfect mate in the handsome Keith (Morris Chestnut). When Keith is spotted stepping out with Shante's arch-rival Conny (Gabrielle Union), the spurned lover institutes what she labels the "ten-day plan," an all-out assault on Keith designed to make him come crawling back to her. Shante's scheme includes sexy lingerie, home cooking, aloofness, and other tactics intended to make Keith regret his errant ways, but Keith is receiving contradictory advice from his allegedly worldly wise buddy Tony (Anthony Anderson). Two Can Play That Game is produced by Doug McHenry, director of Jason's Lyric (1994) and Kingdom Come (2001).
R (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Vivica A. Fox
as Shante Smith
Morris Chestnut
as Keith Fenton
Tamala Jones
as Tracye Johnson
Kelvin Brown
as Dinner Guy #6
Bobby Brown
as Michael
Ray Wise
as Bill Parker
Gabrielle Union
as Conny Spalding
Darrell M. Heath
as Dinner Guy #1
Lee Anthony
as Attorney In Elevator
Cherise Leana Bangs
as Miller Girl #2
Zatella Beatty
as Cynthia
Kevin Brown
as Dinner Guy #6
Mark Brown
as Lying Man #1
Pierre Burgess
as Lying Man #3
Libby Genaro
as Miller Girl #3
Ian Kelly
as Diedre's Man
Darrel Heath
as Dinner Guy #1
Kristen Herold
as Miller Girl #1
Caleb Le Conte
as Dinner Guy #3
Amy Hunter
as Nita
Colby Kane
as Calvin
as Diedre
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly
as Diedre's Man
Caleb LeConte
as Dinner Guy #3
Jeff Markey
as Phil The Attorney
Michael Massengale
as Dinner Guy #4
Brian Nakauchi
as Delivery Man
A. Doran Reed
as Help Guy #2
Chris Spencer
as Lying Man #2
Mark Swenson
as Help Guy #1
Mark Taborn
as Dinner Guy #5
Alex Thomas
as Eddie
Wesley Thompson
as Dinner Guy #2
Natashia Williams
as Sexy Young Girl
La La Anthony
as Bobby the DJ
as Diedre
Natashia Williams
as Sexy Young Girl
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Critic Reviews for Two Can Play That Game

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (25)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

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Full Review… | June 19, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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December 18, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

Fox and Chestnut, with their fine looks and fine wardrobes, are all dressed up for a party that most guests bailed on in the last days of the old millennium.

Full Review… | September 14, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Few recent movies have conceived their central female character more contemptuously -- a fanatic for a lifestyle that appears to have come from the bestselling The Rules and someone who is obviously set up for a satiric fall.

Full Review… | September 10, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Two Can Play That Game


By far my favorite romantic comedy. I don't understand why I'm the only one to like this...?

Janice :d
Janice :d

Super Reviewer


Love this movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

i love vivica fox but this was terrible

danny d
danny d

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