The player: check. The mama’s boy: check. The non-committer: check. The dreamer: check. And the list continues. These common categories women place men into when it comes to relationships are just a few of the classifications covered in the hit comedy “Think Like a Man.”
This April, Screen Gems released “Think Like a Man” to theaters nationwide. The film stars big names ranging from actors Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy and Taraji P. Henson, to comedian Kevin Hart and singer Chris Brown, just to name a few. This all-star cast provides young, talented acting and, of course, roll-over-laughing-while-clutching-your-stomach laughter.
“Think Like a Man” is loosely based on the self-help and advice book, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by comedian and radio host Steve Harvey. On the cover, the book claims to shed light on “what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy and commitment.”
The premise for the movie revolves around the lives of four very different women searching for the perfect man that will satisfy all their needs and expectations, as well as a group of closely knit men that show the trials and errors modern dating. It is not until these characters get their hands on a copy of Harvey’s "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" that they are able to find a remedy for their love lives.
Kevin Hart’s comedy keeps the laughs coming throughout the movie with his witty comments, while Steve Harvey offers tidbits of advice about relationships like “don’t hate the player, change the game.”
If you haven’t noticed from the commercials or the list of the main actors, many of the actors in this movie are of color, but because “Think Like a Man” pulls at the heartstrings of love, it is not just a movie geared toward people of color or even women, but rather a movie where people of all different backgrounds can find both humorous and insightful.
“Think Like a Man” gives audience members everywhere useful advice on how to “act like a lady, but think like a man.” In my opinion, the movie is a good investment. I enjoyed the comedy and the inside information, and it even peaked my interest on checking out the book.