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Two Can Play That Game (2001)

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An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

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Keith Fenton
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Tony
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Conny Spalding
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Karen
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Tracey Johnson
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Diedre
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Bill Parker
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Michael
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Dwain (as Dondré T. Whitfield)
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When it comes to matters of the heart, keeping her man happy and committed is all in a day's work for Shanté Smith. Shanté is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends Diedre, Karen and Tracye depend on her for advice whenever "man trouble" clouds the horizon. But when Shanté's boyfriend Keith is caught red-handed stepping out with a co-worker, Shanté institutes her "Ten Day Plan" to get her man in line. Whether its sexy lingerie or good home cooking, Shanté has an arsenal of weapons designed to bring a man to his knees...and back to her. She's not above playing the damsel in distress or using the ever-reliable local grapevine to get Keith's attention. It's all good, because getting her man back - by any means necessary - is all that matters. Unfortunately the happy ending that Shanté expects goes sideways when Keith begins following the advice of his buddy Tony, who brings a player's perspective to the games girls play. In this comedic battle of the sexes... Written by Anonymous

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The Rules are Simple. There are No Rules.

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Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Make Your Man Behave in 10 Days... Or Less  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,720,942 (USA) (7 September 2001)

Gross:

$22,235,901 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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The bouquet of flowers is unwrapped when Shante receives them at the beginning of the movie. When the top of the convertible opens, they are wrapped in plastic. When she arrives home, they are unwrapped again. See more »

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Tony: I don't need to know nothin' 'bout women when I got a momma, a cat, nine sisters and a gay uncle.
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Kitty Kat World
Melky Sedeck Sampled "Just Kissed My Baby"
Written by Joseph Modeliste (as Joseph Modeliste, Jr., George Porter (as George Joseph Porter, Jr.), Art Neville (as Arthur Lanon Neville) and Leo Nocentelli
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Very funny film
8 January 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Two Can Play That Game is a great take on the battle of the sexes. Vivca A Fox is great in the lead role as Shantel. Anthony Anderson who is always good is great here as the comic relief and Morris Chestnut plays his standard pretty boy role. All in all this was a great film that I would recommend.


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