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Two Can Play That Game (2001)

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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Comedy | Romance

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

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

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$22,235,901 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Trivia

Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, and Tamala Jones starred in the comedy film The Brothers, which was also released in 2001. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Kill Bill' (2003) See more »

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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
Performed by The Meters
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Enjoyable...watchable...but hardly memorable.
1 August 2002 | by (Atlanta, Ga.) – See all my reviews

This movie had the potential to do something great, but failed. Vivica Fox was decent in her first starring role (was it a starring role?) as Shante. She is a great actress who doesn't get great roles (like most black actresses) but she put accurate effort into the character. The problem was that the movie relied too heavily on Shante's in-your-face-dialogue. And the game itself was a bit too farfetched. Of course women play games, but the lengths Shante went to just to teach Keith a lesson wasn't realistic. And is it just me or was practically everybody from The Brothers in this movie? (Morris Chestnut, Tamala Jones, Gabrielle Union). Good note - Monique was hilarious in her role as she should be. I did like this movie, but it would be nice to see a black movie that doesn't always rely on humor and battle of the sexes-type themes. What I would give to see a serious movie about African-Americans again. Another Soul Food-esque film would be excellent.


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