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Michael Ealy ... Dominic

Jerry Ferrara ... Jeremy

Meagan Good ... Mya

Regina Hall ... Candace

Kevin Hart ... Cedric

Taraji P. Henson ... Lauren

Terrence Jenkins ... Michael (as Terrence J)

Jenifer Lewis ... Loretta

Romany Malco ... Zeke

Gary Owen ... Bennett

Gabrielle Union ... Kristen

La La Anthony ... Sonia

Chris Brown ... Alex

Wendy Williams ... Gail

Sherri Shepherd ... Vicki

Caleel Harris ... Duke

Arielle Kebbel ... Gina

Steve Harvey ... Himself

J. Anthony Brown ... Mr. Johnson
Thomas Miles ... Dominique (as Tommy Miles)

Sharon Brathwaite ... Nija (as Sharon Brathwaite-Sanders)

Angela Elayne Gibbs ... Candace's Mom (as Angela Gibbs)

Tony Rock ... Xavier

Bruce Bruce ... Chubby Man

Tika Sumpter ... Dominic's Girlfriend

Brent Bailey ... Waiter

Matt Hish ... Restuarant Chef Owner

Omar Leyva ... Sal

Dennis Nollette ... Business Man
Chrisanne Eastwood ... Shayla

Jessica Camacho ... Melissa

J.B. Smoove ... Bartender

Luenell ... Aunt Winnie

Melyssa Ford ... Sleepy Girl
Gwen Yeager ... Dramatic Woman

Andrew Roffe ... Frat Guy

Keri Hilson ... Heather

Noah Longo ... Enthusiastic Man

Bunnie Rivera ... Latina Soccer Mom

Teria Birlon ... Cashier

Peter Arpesella ... Francois Desinger

Kelly Rowland ... Brenda
Danny Vola ... Coffee Shop Singer
Jamie Foster Brown ... Aunt Winnie's Friend

William Packer ... Man in Bathroom
Austin MacKinnon ... Bookstore Patron

Ron Artest ... Himself

Matt Barnes ... Himself
Shannon Brown ... Himself
Rasual Butler ... Himself
Darren Collison ... Himself

Lisa Leslie ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Grace Baine ... Soccer Mom

Tara Beaulieu ... Sally

Morris Chestnut ... James

Claude Knowlton ... Nico
BreeAnna Marie ... TV Show Member

Andrew Ryan ... Frat Friend

Victoria L. Turner ... Single Mom

Claire Bronson ... Red Headed Woman (uncredited)

Leo Georgallis ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Doris Morgado ... Cindy (uncredited)

Gabrielle Sherman ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Story 
Writing credits
Keith Merryman (screenplay) &
David A. Newman (screenplay)

Steve Harvey (book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man")

Produced by
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Rob Hardy .... executive producer
Steve Harvey .... executive producer
Rushion McDonald .... executive producer
William Packer .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
Marcus Miller 
Cinematography by
Larry Blanford (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter S. Elliot 
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
Production Design by
Chris Cornwell 
Art Direction by
Charlie Campbell 
Set Decoration by
Beth Wooke 
Costume Design by
Salvador Pérez Jr. 
Makeup Department
Debra Denson .... makeup department head
Bret Mayo .... key hair stylist
Tracey Moss .... hair stylist
Beverly Jo Pryor .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
James Lopez .... executive in charge of production
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production supervisor
Scott Strauss .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Caproni .... second assistant director: day player
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Janell M. Sammelman .... second assistant director
Marvin Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Laine Abramson .... buyer
Michael Keith Aleshire-Rezendez .... co-leadman
Gregory F Anderson .... art department assistant
Aaron Kaleo Carter .... set dresser
Gabriel Chrislock .... set dresser
Michael D'Imperio .... assistant property master
Daphne Hayes .... property master
Regina Hermosillo .... art department coordinator
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Michael F. Loomer .... set dresser
Christopher Morente .... on-set greens foreman
Troy Myers .... leadman
Curtis Rogers .... set dresser
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Korey Washington .... production designer: second unit
Dalton Cole Young .... on set dresser
Sound Department
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising sound editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
David Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer
Justin Kaupp .... adr recordist
Martin Lopez .... sound effects editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Jay Petach .... adr recordist: Cincinnati
Rocky Quiroz .... sound utility
David Raymond .... boom operator
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Jon Tendrich .... boom operator (pickups)
David Terry .... production sound mixer: pickups
Special Effects by
Tommy Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Graeme Baitz .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Joey Bonander .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Andrew G. Cox .... visual effects coordinator
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Plotnikov .... roto/paint artist
Nicole Randall .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Apperson .... lighting technician
Keith Batchelor .... lighting technician
Stephanie Choi .... lighting technician
Trey Clinesmith .... steadicam operator
Doug Cowden .... key grip
Danny Durr .... lighting technician
Christopher Duskin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony Erlandson .... best boy grip
Luis Flores Jr. .... digital imaging technician
Brian Fosnaugh .... best boy electric
Mauricio Gutierrez .... digital image technician
Thairon Harvey .... lighting technician
Julie Helton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Kelly Jackson .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Loren Johnson .... lighting technician
Alex Klabukov .... grip
Brandon Lippard .... outpost technician
Justin Lostutter .... grip
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Johnathon R. Martin .... grip
Johan Martínez .... lighting technician
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Murray .... lighting technician
Russ Nordsteadt .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Patrick B. O'Brien .... camera operator: "a" camera
Myron Parran .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
William Eddie Paul .... grip
Sean Rice .... grip
Craig Riley Jr. .... dolly grip: "b" camera
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
Paul Schmidt .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Chris Shadley .... key video assist
Brian Silva .... lighting technician
Tony Sommo .... grip
Chris Strong .... gaffer
Cody Strong .... lighting technician
Paul Toomey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Quantrell D. Colbert .... additional photography (uncredited)
Animation Department
Daamun Mohseni .... animator: titles, Picture Mill
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Jeremy Gordon .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Coffey .... costumer
Glenn Gregory Krah .... costumer
Nancy Malone .... costumer
Devon Patterson .... costume supervisor
Dalhia Schuette .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Lillian Dawson Bain .... post-production assistant (as Lillian Dawson)
Alessandra Carlino .... assistant editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Michael Cioni .... digital consultant
John Dietrick .... assistant editor
Katie Fellion .... post production consultant
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Aaron Kroger .... outpost engineer
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Farnaz .... avid assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Todd Bozung .... supervising music editor
Cheapshot .... assistant music programmer
Cheapshot .... score programmer
Marc Juenger .... drum programmer
Alex Kovacs .... score production
Jaclyn Newman .... assistant music editor
Jason Rabinowitz .... assistant music programmer
Drew Silverstein .... music coordinator
Patrick Spain .... assistant scoring mixer
Jess Stroup .... additional score programmer
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer
Amir Windom .... assistant music supervisor
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation captain
Paul Ciancetta .... driver
Jayson Ehlers .... transportation co-captain
Kevin Lindstrom .... driver
Yvette Peterson .... driver
Other crew
Ted Alvarez .... key assistant location manager
Josh Benavidez .... production assistant
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Susan Bliss .... post production scripts
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Nicholas Brown .... first assistant accountant
Brian Buccellato .... assistant to the director
Chandra Chang .... production coordinator
Martin J. Cummins .... key assistant location manager
Matthew Cuny .... assistant: Valerie Bleth Sharp
Vatrice Gibbs .... production assistant
Christopher Michael Gonzales .... additional set production assistant
Chancler Haynes .... production assistant
Samantha Hollingsworth .... key set production assistant
Vickie M. Hsieh .... production coordinator
Lori Ikeda .... payroll accountant
Staci R. Collins Jackson .... unit publicist
Sylvia Johnson .... epk field producer - uncredited
Daniel Kepler .... main titles: production coordinator
S. Dylan Kirkland .... key assistant location manager
Stefón L.C. .... production assistant
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant production coordinator
David Midgen .... titles producer
Eric Mills .... key assistant location manager
Jonathan Nellis .... production assistant
Ashley O'Bryant .... production assistant
Brian M. O'Neill .... location manager
JT Panzarella .... assistant location manager
Roxanne Paul .... production assistant
Michelle Poole .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Romberg .... production accountant
Sean Scarborough .... stand-in
Charlie Scott .... key craft service
Jennifer Scott .... second assistant accountant
Steven Scott .... craft service
Christopher Stanback .... production associate
Lauree Sugar .... stand-in
Dannon Taylor .... production assistant
Elle Young .... stand-in
Omar Rey .... photo double: Terrence Jenkins (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use
USA:122 min
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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Kristen is talking about her relationship at the open house she compares herself to the character Frodo Baggins. When asked to explain who Frodo was she says "from The Hobbit". Frodo appeared in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, not in the prequel story The Hobbit which focuses on the character Bilbo.See more »
Cedric:Mike, how old is your mom?
Cedric:I'm not saying it like that. No, I am. I am. It's like that. Ms. Loretta, I'm ready for the rest of the tour!
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The date night from hell, 31 August 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

In 2009, entertainer, game show host, and radio personality Steve Harvey released a book called Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, and after plugging it on The Oprah Winfrey Show, it quickly climbed to the top of the bestseller's lists and soared in popularity with women everywhere. This sudden surge in demand for a book "exposing" men for what they really are led Harvey to create a follow-up novel called Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, but considering how this film became a surprising box office success, it wouldn't surprise me if we'll be talking about that film in a matter of time.

In my above sentence, I put the word "exposing" in quotations because I am unable to fathom why Harvey's self-help book has gained so much notoriety amongst single women. It seems everything that is discussed in the film about men wanting sex, wanting a looser relationship, and wanting less constraints in a commitment is something most people knew before this book surfaced. Did someone just need to print them and spell them out for people? Did it really need to ostracize men as the soul source of many relationship problems, and continue to feed the idea that all men are cut from the same cloth? I'm not sure, but as a film motivated to take the idea of a self-help book and incorporate its ideology into a film counterpart, it's labored and shockingly uninteresting for the most part.

The film follows the lives of several couples, whose relationships are failing because, of course, it's the males efforts or lack thereof that are soiling the chemistry and the recipe for success. We have Dominic (Michael Ealy) a capable, but unmotivated soul; a trait that his new business executive girlfriend, Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) can definitely change. Michael (Terrence J), a man so attached to his mother that the girlfriend becomes the second priority. His high school crush, Candace (Regina Hall), a single mom as well, whom he recently reconnects with, feels that in order to make a relationship work, she'll need to fix this. Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) is dating Kristen (Gabrielle Union), who is upset because he is reluctant to pop the question and is very fearful of committing to anything. And who could forget Zeke's (Romany Malco) dilemma? His girlfriend Mya (Meagan Good) puts him on a love lockdown, meaning that since he is known as a player and a complete and total ladies man, that he will be prohibited from sex until ninety days of knowing each other.

It's also an obligation that these pals have a wise-ass best friend who, in this case, is Kevin Hart's Cedric, recently divorced, and frequents many strip clubs. He's definitely the most interesting character here, but look at his competition. Uninteresting males accompanied by equally uninteresting females in a contrived plot serving as extended product placement for a surprise bestseller. Put that on the back of the DVD.

So, it takes the men a little while to piece together why their girlfriends have become vindictive and overcompensating, and soon they realize they have unwillingly become victims to their new passing-phase, which is the self-help novel. They decide to read it and use Harvey's ideology against the women as a defense tactic for themselves. Color me not surprised, but heartbroken. Two wrongs don't make a right, and this is where contrivance triumphs logic, reason, and humanity.

Think Like a Man is also plagued with the most hopelessly unbelievable setup of the year, so far. Even more asinine than our sixteenth president being a cold blooded vampire hunter. As we watch this film, we see women who appear to be compassionate, understanding, and, for the most part, good-natured. One impossibly tries to grasp the idea that these women would become gridlocked to the rules of the genius of Steve Harvey that they'd begin to live their life by his advice and tips. One finds it almost shiveringly absurd that an independent, free-thinking individual would not realize that these ideas of men being motivated by sex and ego, along with requesting the loosest possible rules by women, have existed for the past hundred years and will probably lurk around for another hundred years. I hate to say this, but the film stereotypes men into careless, unfeeling slobs and doesn't leave much redemption for the women. C'mon, this is sitcom stuff.

Think Like a Man was written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, who are responsible for penning last year's Friends With Benefits, a comedy I've grown to think less of over time. It was essentially a romantic comedy playing dress-up, acting like it wasn't part of the cliché crowd, but when the layers of dress-clothes came off one by one, by the third act, we saw what was coming and we became disappointed and slightly cheated. Think Like a Man is a little different. It shows up with a questionably quirky premise, offers the disheartening thoughts that women can and will be manipulated by loose-lipped trite composed into a novel, men will continue to accept and receive most blame for failing relationships, and occasionally, we'll be poked in the gut with a zinger by comedian Kevin Hart. To me, it sounds like an overlong date night from hell.

Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, and Steve Harvey. Directed by: Tim Story.

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