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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.

Director:

Tim Story

Writers:

Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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

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Lauren: There is no such thing as a perfect man.
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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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References The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

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Sing A Song
Written by Al McKay and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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More an Ode to Steve Harvey than a real Movie
22 April 2012 | by TamPalmSee all my reviews

Excruciatingly bad. That's my takeaway from this movie. As other critics have stated, this is just one big infomercial for Steve Harvey's book. I will go a step further and say it's a big ol' "that-a-boy" from Steve to himself. Gag me now.

The plot is non-existent. The "movie" is just an array of vignettes that sloppily intersect and form silly lessons from the "great one" (Harvey) about relationships. The characters are just there. There is no real development except the trite, predictable "I see the light now" that brings the manufactured happy endings to each vignette. The writing is HORRIBLE. The production is low-budget. The list goes on of things that make this "movie" forgettable.

However,there are small but significant peeps of light through the otherwise dark cloud that is this ode to Harvey. The all-star cast tries really hard and sometimes succeeds at making this horrible script entertaining. I will highlight Michael Ealy's character as a ray of sunshine. The combination of his looks including those piercing eyes and his acting chops make his character appealing and dreamy, despite his being mismatched with the older-looking Taraji Henson. Gabrielle Union does a decent job with her character and she and her beau have the most interesting, believable story line of the movie. The numerous cameos would be kind of cute if they didn't leave you with the impression that their inclusion is just yet another way for "the great one" to show he is "somebody" and that he "knows people." I digress as I find myself getting back to the negative even in the paragraph I had reserved to show the few positives of the movie.

Bottom line, this is an ego-driven "I love myself" fest of Steve Harvey. I am wholly disappointed in the Rainforest crew who produced it, as I thought they would have grown more in their movie-making than they have apparently. They are still putting out low-budget, poorly-constructed films. It seems the only difference is that they are getting paid more now to do so. It's a shame. They had the opportunity to make this movie a quality movie. It could have been so much more than it was.

You will not regret skipping this movie.


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