Think Like A Man

Thanks to Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, audiences are given this new, romantic comedy. The adaptation was directed by Tim Story, and written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Think Like A Man stars Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, and Terrence Jenkins. The film also has appearances by Sherri Shepherd, Steve Harvey, and Chris Brown.

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Think Like A Man tells the story of five best friends in pursuit of the perfect relationship that fits their needs. However, the women they are pursuing, have different plans now that they have the help and advice from Steve Harvey’s book. Now, the mind games have started and both men and woman will play for exactly what they want.

 

The story is familiar and the film comes off very unoriginal, yet there is something about Think Like A Man that just seems to work enough to get audiences to laugh throughout the film. The game-changer in this film is Kevin Hart. For those who follow Kevin Hart’s standup know just how much of a comedic genius the man is, he is arguably one of the best stand up comics of today. Hart had viewers dying throughout the motion picture, and audiences would agree that this film would have been far less enjoyable without his constant commentary, and out there jokes. If you are a Kevin Hart fan, then there is no doubt you should go see this picture, even if you hate the movie, you will love the moments with Hart. Beyond the extreme help Hart gives to the picture, the movie is predictable, and really nothing special. The acting isn’t great, however some of the couples share some satisfying chemistry, while others are obviously just there to fill in time. There are many moments that remind viewers just how cheesy the film truly is, such as the “heartbroken, regretful” montage that has been in thousands of romantic comedies, that we can all imagine right now. Then the film somewhat tries to connect audiences to a child of one of the women, Duke. Tim Story gives us close ups, and attempts to connect us to Duke, however fails to honestly give him or the audience the motivation to really care, and he essentially falls in the background. In fact, the film did that a few times, starting to concentrate on something that essentially becomes useless or insignificant. Think Like A Man is a decent film that is carried by it’s comedy, throughout the film, I caught myself checking my watch, awaiting the predictable ending, yet Hart would appear on screen and bring me right back into the movie. If it wasn’t Hart it was the random references that characters would use, or the numerous, but harmless shots taken at Tyler Perry films. Chances are most of the viewers will await the film to reach DVD or TV, which this film is essentially good for. The picture is one that will eventually be forgotten or a movie that will be good to watch on late night cable. Besides that audiences know exactly what they are getting into when watching Think Like A Man.

 

I’m sure audiences will smile and laugh while watching Think Like A Man, but forget it just as quickly, the best part about the movie is only the hope that Kevin Hart will walk away with more movie roles.

 

1.5 out of 4 stars

-By Jacob R. Tiranno

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2 Responses to Think Like A Man

  1. […] three years I’ve written a review on about four or five Kevin Hart films, such as Ride Along or Think Like a Man, and with every review I open by talking about him. I defend his comedy, talk about his explosion […]

  2. […] was two years ago when Steve Harvey’s book adaptation, Think Like A Man was released. It was sappy, cheesy, but it had moments of comedy that made the movie bearable. […]

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