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Think Like a Man (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 April 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael (as Terrence J)


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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  »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,636,303, 22 April 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At a budget of $12 million, the film is director Tim Story's smallest production since Barbershop (2002). Story had previously worked on the highly-expensive Fantastic Four (2005) films. 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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Crazy Credits

The screen gems logo transitions into the rain forest films logo, which transitions into the opening credits of the movie. See more »


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Think Like a Man
Written by Harmony Samuels (as Harmony David Samuels), Eric Bellinger, Courtney Harrell, Al Sherrod Lambert and Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith)
Performed by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo
Additional Vocals by Courtney Harrell
Courtesy of RCA Music Group
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment and Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Brilliant movie! Absolutely loved it!
28 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie not expecting anything great, taking in consideration its very low IMDb rating. It completely proved me wrong, and it absolutely made my day. It was funny, charming, and full of really great moments. I loved the fact that the movie was following more than one relationship. It has a great storyline. The characters are great, and all the couples in the movie have great chemistry between them. Even though Cedric was the funniest character in the movie, all the others always had something pretty funny to say. I loved seeing Turtle in something else besides Entourage, he's a really great actor. The soundtrack is also amazing. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends.

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