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How U Like Me Now (1992)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Gardner ...
Spoony
Debra Crable ...
Michelle
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B.J.
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Valerie (as Salli Richardson)
Darnell Williams ...
Thomas
Byron Stewart ...
Pierre
Scott Goodrich ...
Brandon
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Sharon (as Jonelle Kennedy)
D.J. Howard ...
Jack T. Jackson
Charnele Brown ...
Paula
Zelda Pulliam ...
Irma
Gerald McQuirter ...
Carl
Julie Welborne ...
Beverly
Derion Best ...
Andre
Jay B. Ross ...
Sex Shop Owner
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This multi-layered comedy follows a group of young African Americans as they struggle for both financial and sexual fulfillment in early '90s Chicago. At the center are underachiever Thomas and his ambitious yuppie girlfriend Valerie, surrounded by friends and relatives who are full of advice (among other things) on how the couple should deal with their stormy relationship, despite the fact that none of them has a clue. Written by Xenon Entertainment

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4 September 1992 (USA)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

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$207,021 (USA)
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Sister to Sister
Produced by Kahil El Zabar and Keith Henderson
Music Written by Kahil El Zabar and Keith Henderson
Lyrics Written by Sharese Locke
Performed by Sharese Locke
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How you like it, if you're a man
23 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"How You Like Me Now" was a wonderful and cautionary tale of how not to handle a man. The film centers around Valerie (Salli Richardson) and Thomas (Darnell Williams), a young couple whose relationship burns out due to Valerie's ambition and materialistic drive that clashes with Thomas's lack of passion. Making a long story short: Valerie dumps Thomas for a white guy whom she assumes will drastically improve her lot, while Thomas ends up having his ego stroked by his boss--a woman--whom he ends up dating. Of course when Valerie returns to Thomas she finds a new man thriving without her. This film served a bit too much "stroke-a-man's-ego-to-get-what-you-want" to please a wide viewing audience. Yet its message does come across. Salli Richardson was flawless as the overly critical, materialistic, but romance-starved Valerie. Although this film falls a bit short of its mark, Darnell Williams (Thomas) and Salli Richardson (Valerie) give stand out performances of how values, based on class and gender, alter the timbre of male/female relationships--Ideas about gender and class are rarely explored in film as issues that genuinely effect the interaction between Black men and women. Although a comedy that clearly offers a heavy dose of the male perspective, this film also raises some rather serious issues. B+/A-


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