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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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Mark Brown

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Mark Brown
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Shanté Smith
Morris Chestnut ... Keith Fenton
Anthony Anderson ... Tony
Gabrielle Union ... Conny Spalding
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Karen
Tamala Jones ... Tracey Johnson
Mo'Nique ... Diedre
Ray Wise ... Bill Parker
Bobby Brown ... Michael
Dondre Whitfield ... Dwain (as Dondré T. Whitfield)
David Krumholtz ... Jason
Colby Kane Colby Kane ... Calvin
Amy Hunter ... Nita
Lee Anthony Lee Anthony ... Attorney in Elevator
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly Ian 'Blaze' Kelly ... Tyrone
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Rules are Simple. There are No Rules.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,720,942, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

$22,235,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,391,450
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems, C4 Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Shanté Smith: Hmm, men. They like a woman in public....and a freak in private.
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Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

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References Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »

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Go Ahead With All That
Performed by Chanté Moore
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play the game...its fun
22 October 2005 | by leoricanSee 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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