Think Like A Man
Cohesion of Plot:8
Think Like A Man is the big screen adaption of comedian Steve Harvey’s popular relationship book Act Like A Woman Think Like A Man. This is a hilariously funny film! What did you expect? Kevin Hart is in it. He keeps you rolling!
Think Like A Man offers many dating tips taught in the book, emphasized by using real life scenarios. Think Like A Man craftily disseminates relationship dos-and-don’ts and often breaks for personal dating tips from Steve Harvey himself.
Think Like A Man focuses on the lives of 5 male friends and 4 women whose personalities personify common character-types depicted in Harvey’s book. Of the men: there’s the player; the momma’s boy; the bitter divorcee; the immature guy; and the ambitious, yet unsuccessful, entrepreneur. Of the women: he shows the single mother; the reforming loose-lips; a Ms. High Standards; and the dissatisfied perpetual girlfriend.
Much like the book, the movie advises women how to handcuff the player; how to cut the umbilical cord of a momma’s boy’s; and how to persuade that elusive man-child to commit.
Harvey tells women to assess a man’s masculinity by asking one simple question: what is his long-term and short-term goals. He also says, to gain respect, women must put game-players on 90-day trial, a sort of sex probation, until they prove worthy of ‘the cookie’. Great advice. Wait, let me check my calendar. Ok, 90 days might be a stretch. But suggesting he not get ‘the cookie’ too quickly is great advice.
Think Like A Man is a good film with a lot of great tips in it. It could’ve been stronger with an all Black couples casting, but we understand. Hollywood is not a strong proponent of Black Male/Female Relationships. What they call ‘diversity’, Black activists call ‘meddling.’
Mired in hype, we were anxiously awaiting the release of Think Like A Man. Thankfully, we were not disappointed. Yes, the book is plugged a billion times in this film, but we adore it , especially its ending. It shows the reward of putting pride aside to let love in. Good movie!
Cast: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, La La Anthony, Chris Brown, Wendy Williams, Sherri Shepard,
Directors: Tim Story Writers: Steve Harvey, Keith Merryman, David A. Newman
Genre: Comedy, Romance Rated: PG-13
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