“Think Like a Man” focuses on four guys who are quite comfortable in the way their lives and their relationships are progressing. However, when Steve Harvey’s new book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” hits the shelves and gives the women in their lives insight into the male mind, The guys find themselves playing in unfamiliar territory.
The Good Stuff: Kevin Hart is absolutely hysterical! The awkward grin, the self-deprecating humor…pure genius. He steals every scene in which he appears and is worth the price of admission alone. The story is also well-acted with Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union and Jerry Ferrara taking center stage. “Think Like a Man” isn’t the typical cheesy romantic comedy, and it doesn’t cater to a predominantly female audience.
In other words, guys, she won’t be staring at you in total disgust when the credits roll.
The Annoying Stuff: The story is completely predictable. Once the characters are introduced, you already know how each relationship will play out. It’s also a two-hour marketing piece for Steve Harvey’s real-life book. Don’t get me wrong, I’d absolutely do the same thing if I had a book and the ability to produce a movie. However, in certain scenes “Think Like a Man” felt more like an infomercial than a film.
Final Verdict: Go see it! “Think Like a Man” is a funny story starring beautiful people that’s well-acted. Neither the book nor the movie will change the world or even help you figure out why that “player” stopped calling you after you introduced him to your diaper-wearing Chihuahua, Mr. Pickles, but it’s definitely an entertaining night at the movies.
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