Movie Review: Think Like a Man

Earlier this evening, Rachel and I were invited to yet another early screening of a movie. This time we saw Tyler Perry’s new comedy “Think Like a Man”. Perry based this movie off Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment. This movie follows five friends whose lives are turned upside-down when their respective women start following every advice written in the extremely popular book (of the same name in the film), and challenging them in every way. The men conspire to all read the book and do the same and teach the women a lesson.

Unlucky in love Mya gets tips on how to keep a good man from Steve Harvey’s book.

I have to say, I wasn’t expecting too much going into the film, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching this one. You do know exactly where the story is heading, and it is pretty predictable, but still hilariously fun to enjoy! It was smartly written and the acting was superb. Sometimes great acting can make all the difference, and in this case it’s true. Everyone was perfect in their own roles and played their characters so accurately.

After being together for nine years, Kristin (Gabrielle Union) desperately wants her boyfriend to put a ring on it.

The hilarious Kevin Hart basically steals the movie in every scene he is in, playing the “happily divorced” guy watching his buddies ravel through the dating world from the sidelines. You also have the status-conscious CEO played by Taraji P. Henson, trying to decide if she “can” date the broke chef played by the very sexy Michael Ealy. There’s also a long-time couple (nine years and counting) who is reeling through the issue of an engagement, a single mom matched with a mama’s boy, and a no-luck-in-love girl who makes a 90 day rule before letting a man into her bedroom. All of these different couples and issues ensues cliched rom-com moments, but hey, that’s what we girls love (and you know you guys do, too).

The very good looking Michael Ealy plays “the dreamer” of the group.

This isn’t the first movie that was made based off a self-help book, but certainly is one of, if not the best one I’ve seen. All in all, this movie proves that dating is not easy, but when you find someone that’s worth fighting for, sometimes it’s okay to break the rules. I recommend this for everyone. There is plenty of eye-candy and romance for the girls, and genuinely funny guy talk for all the men to enjoy too! Well done, Tyler Perry!

“Think Like a Man” opens in theaters this Friday, April 20th.