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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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Karen
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Tracey Johnson
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

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Shanté Smith: Hmm, men. They like a woman in public....and a freak in private.
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Features Ricki Lake (1992) See more »

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Go Ahead With All That
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play the game...its fun
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A smart and sassy ad exec, Shante ( Viveca Fox looking very hot ) wants to keep her man, Keith ( Morris Chestnut also looking pretty fine ) in check after he messes up by saying he is "working late" and ends up taking another woman to "their" restaurant for some drinks and dancing. What happens next is Shante's 10 day rules of putting you man in check. We're taken along for hilarious ride as Shante and Keith match wits to see who can get the upper hand. The movie depicts very honestly, and in a humorous way, the games men and women play with each other. Anthony Anderson is a riot as Keith's friend, Tony, who helps Keith battle the very sly Shante at her game. Shante's gal pals, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Mo'Nique, and Tamala Jones, are also pretty funny. Gabrielle Union makes a sexy turn as Shante's nemesis who is after Keith and isn't shy about it. This battle of the sexes romp is hilarious and witty and should just be enjoyed for what it is; a real good time. A great friends get together flick.


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