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20th April
2012
written by Adam

Think Like a Man, several friends, Dominic, Jeremy, Zeke, Michael, and Alex (Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins, Romany Malco, and Chris Brown) realize their girlfriends are following Harvey’s teachings to control the dating game and get the men to “behave.” Upon this discovery, the men decide to fight fire with fire and turn the odds back in their favour, but this comes with a price. Finally, when the gloves come off and the hand to hand combat of love and dating gets down and dirty, who will stick it out and who will cut loose, and what will the women, Mya, Candace, Lauren, and Kristen (Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabrielle Union) learn? Sounds kinda hokey and potential for plenty of pitfalls right? Surprisingly, up until the last quarter, the film somehow manages to navigate between entertainment and utter destruction. With splashes of racially driven humor, the majority of the film’s comedic engine actually runs on purely situational and honest observation on men and women. And, with the subtext of Harvey’s teachings in the mix, a decent blend of comedy and infotainment seems to have been met. The last quarter of the film feels a little too convenient for my tastes, and still, I do wish the overall film came to a conclusion maybe 20 minutes earlier, so it goes. Overall consensus, decent acting for the material, Chris Brown’s comedy shines without outshining the rest of the cast, and the overall film would make a good matinee/date movie where guy’s can keep their dignity in tact. Think Like a Man is rated PG-13.

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