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Think Like a Man (2012)

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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

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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 »

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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, Wide Release

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

Kevin Hart and Romany Malco appeared in the sequel to this movie, Think Like a Man Too (2014). They also appeared together in another film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Michael: Just don't want a relationship based on lies...
Cedric: That's marriage.
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The Kevin Hart Show
21 April 2012 | by cattjonesSee all my reviews

I am sure that a lot of folks will think that this is a film to plug Steve Harvey's book, but trust me when I say that the book does not need plugging since it made the best seller list (just wanted to get that off my chest). This is one of those films that I am going to have to watch again because the audience was laughing so loud and long that I fear I missed some of the jokes. That being said ….. Kevin Hart (Cedric) is a fool (in a good way). He had me (and the rest of the audience) cracking up. His comic timing and expressions are priceless. The relationship between Dominic (Michael Ealy) and Lauren (Taraji P Henson) was probably the most honest (compared to the others). I like the reference that they made to For Colored Girls (classic). I have always considered Michael Ealy to be very sexy and he did not disappoint in this film (Yum). Michael (Terrance Jenkins) was a true mama's boy almost to the point of being sickening, but Candace (Regina Hall) did what she had to do to rectify that situation. The longtime relationship between Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) and Kristen (Gabrielle Union) is one that a lot of couples will be able to relate to. Finally, Zeke (Romany Malco)…. What can I say, there are a bunch of you out there and I am glad that Mya (Meagan Good) stuck to her guns. The only negative thing that I would say about the film is that I am not sure that Alex (Chris Brown) needed to keep popping in on the scenes. It was kind of redundant since the film already had a "playa". Wendy Williams (Gail) and Sherri Shephard (Vicki) had small roles in the film, but it was good to see the talk show hosts represent. I think that a lot of people may see this film as a "chick flick", but I like to think of it as a great date movie. I think that the implied war of the sexes will appeal to all and if nothing else, Kevin Hart will keep you in stitches. This film is well worth the price of a ticket. Put down the book and get out and see this film because this will be the one that they will be talking about next to the water cooler on Monday. I am giving this film a green light.


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