Think Like A Man
Think Like A Man
By Wilson Morales
When watching a romantic comedy, the hope is that at the end of the film, audiences are left with amusement and pleasure. Such is the case with Will Packer’s latest production, ‘Think Like A Man.’
Starring a cast (Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrance J, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony, and Arielle Kebbel) that folks will literally go gaga for, the film is not only a great romantic and funny film, but it’s destined to be a classic! The chemistry among the cast is beyond the charts. Everyone shines, from the leads to the supporting cast, and including those making cameos.
Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, ‘Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man,’ the film follows a string of couplets who are trying to see who can win in the game of love using advices from the book as their guide. In one instance, Michael Ealy plays a character named Dominic and he’s very much a dreamer. He spends his days trying to figure out his life and at the same time win the heart of the successful businesswoman Lauren, played by the lovely and talented Taraji Henson. Then there’s the player Zeke (Malco), who wants to seduce the beautiful Mya (Good), but can’t seem to crack her 90 day rule.
Single mom Candace thinks she’s found the right guy in Michael (Terrence J), until she finds out he’s still a mama’s boy and she’s has find a way how to be number one in his life. Meanwhile, stable couple Kristen (Union) and Jeremy (Ferrera) are hitting a rough patch when Kristen tries to use advice from Steve’s book to get Jeremy to finally propose after nine years.
Among the guys who’s not involve is Cedric (Hart), who’s going through a divorce and tells his buddies the do’s and don’ts of getting in a relationship.
When the guys figure out that Steve Harvey’s book is the source of their problems, they try to work the book to their advantage, but the quest to win doesn’t come so easily and without challenges.
While Steve Harvey’s appearance (he pops in and out of scenes to introduce chapters from the book) comes across as unnecessary and pointless, the rest of the film is charming and hilarious. Credit Kevin Hart as the source for the laugh-out-loud moments. He’s a one man riot and the scene stealer of the film. While he’s been seen in other films in the past, this is truly his breakout role and he makes the best of it.
The main leads (Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrance J, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union) do a great job at keeping one entertained. Credit the writers for not making the script sitcom-ish. The supporting cast of La La Anthony, Gary Owen, Jenifer Lewis are also just as good. There’s never a yawn moment, especially when there’s also a wealth of other talent making cameos. The music of Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo also adds flavor to the film.
Think Like A Man may have a predominant appealing black cast, but the story is universal. You will still need Kevin Hart to add in the humor, but the film is certainly a fun date event you will be pleased with.