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Think Like a Man (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 April 2012 (USA)
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Ratings: 6.6/10 from 32,480 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 60 user | 76 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.



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Four women have given up on getting their men to do what they want until they find a how to book written by Steve Harvey. They start using his advice about relationships, and their men start falling in line, until the men discover what the women have been doing, then the war is on. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Let the mind games begin.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,636,303 (USA) (20 April 2012)


$91,547,205 (USA) (6 July 2012)

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Dominic (Michael Ealy) talks to the guys about the movie For Colored Girls (2010) and says the psycho drops his kids out of the window. Ealy played the character who did that in the movie. See more »


When Lauren and Candace are drinking wine and contemplating their relationships with Michael and Dominic, Lauren says Michael is a mama's boy and wants to break up. Lauren tells her there's no such thing as the perfect man and references the book. She says, "Isn't that what you've been preaching to me all night?" but her mouth doesn't move. See more »


Michael: Just don't want a relationship based on lies...
Cedric: That's marriage.
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References For Colored Girls (2010) See more »


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Amazing feel good movie
26 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't be put off by the low ratings. So far the movie has only been rated 6700 times which isn't really enough for it to shadow the minority ratings.

I suspect there's been a lot of men who aren't into these types of movies that have been forced to watch it with their girlfriends and have then given it low ratings because it definitely leans towards being more of a soppy romantic comedy than a gritty one.

It's definitely not a 'fairy-tale soppy romantic' movie by any means. I would class it as having a realistic amount of soppyness which is what makes it good.

The main cast are pretty diverse in their personalities so most people will be able to relate to someone in the movie, but even if you can't it's got enough comedy/fun in it to keep you entertained.

I think racially this movie is fantastic and it makes a lot of very positive statements. We have a mostly black cast with a very middle class Friends(TV series)'ish feel to them with 2 white guys in the group, 1 of whom has a black girlfriend.

There's a couple of light racially inspired jokes at the expense of one of the white guys in the group which further emphasises that race just isn't and shouldn't be a serious issue in the group.

It's really nice to see a movie like this with a nice intelligent middle-class group of African Americans. Too many movies focus on the gangster element of African American culture these days, so I think this is a really positive and refreshing movie.

I definitely recommend it to everyone except those who are put off by a bit of soppy romance.

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