Like A Man
Why does a movie titled Think Like A Man need to be over 2
hours long? We men are simple animals. It only takes 10 or 15 minutes
to figure out how we think, which is so obvious as Think Like A Man
feels like the movie that will never end once we embark on the third
Dominic (Michael Ealy), Jeremy (Jerry "Don't Call Me Turtle" Ferrara),
Cedric (Kevin Hart), Michael (Terrence Jenkins), and Zeke (Romany
Malco) are best buddies all facing different problems with the women in
their life. Each one has his issues from lacking the ability to commit
to being a player to lacking a plan for life, and these ladies decide
to do something about it after reading an advice book by Steve Harvey.
Now, Mya (Meagan Goode), Lauren (Taraji P. Henson), Candace (Regina
Hall), and Kristen (Gabrielle Union) are taking matters into their own
hands and using Harvey's advice to think like a man to get the respect
and relationship you want.
Will they be successful?
What will happen when the guys find out?
Think Like A Man is a movie of excess, but
even though we have too many characters and too many subplots to follow
the movie still comes up short on material.
Writers Keith Merryman and David Newman come up with a very good way to
turn what is essentially a self-help book into a movie with a story and
characters, they just don't know how to end it all or keep it funny
enough throughout the entirety of the film.
After starting off as a strong comedy, Think Like A Man
completely loses momentum and becomes a dragging, boring, predictable
drama as Merryman, Newman and director Tim Story try to come to some
sort of conclusion.
Much of the comedy is driven by Hart, who gets very silly, but also
very hilarious. As the angry guy going through a divorce, Hart finds
the right moments to speak out, act crazy and make us laugh at his
If only the rest of the movie had his spark and energy. Not that
everyone is horrible, but no one else is as memorable. Each character
is heading down roads and plots we have seen so many times before,
without anything new to add to it.
Think Like A Man is rated PG-13 for sexual
content, some crude humor, and brief drug use.