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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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Tim Story

Writers:

Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Let the mind games begin.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,636,303, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$91,547,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,070,507
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

From their first interaction, it is established that Michael (Terrence Jenkins) is younger than Candace (Regina Hall), but likely no more than four years younger, seeing as they attended high school at the same time, with Candace graduating first. In real life, Jenkins is eleven years younger than Hall, who were 30 and 41 years old respectively when the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cedric: Mike, how old is your mom?
Michael: What?
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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Amazing feel good movie
26 August 2012 | by bynari-1See 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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