After much anticipation “Think Like a Man” a movie based on Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” premiered at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. With all the buzz circling around this romantic comedy and an all-star cast, many speculated whether it would live up to the hype. It definitely did!
Like every other romantic comedy “Think Like A Man”, directed by Tim Story, was about the ways in which men and women communicate with one another and how different expectations can lead to a mutual compromise in which both parties are happy. This is explored in a boys vs. girls kind of fashion, which gave the guys and ladies both something to enjoy.
Up first, team boys, which includes Michael Ealy (the dreamer), Kevin Hart (the divorcee), Terrence J (the mama’s boy), Jerry Ferrara (the non-committer), and Romany Malco Jr (the player). Mixing cynical banter with idealistic hopes these men talked and plotted out ways in which to communicate and eventually capture the opposite sex. Kevin Hart kicked out non-stop comedy and Michael Ealy and Romany Malco gave the ladies something to gush over (did I mention Morris Chestnut and Chris Brown make a cameo).
Up next, the ladies. Taraji P. Henson (woman who has her own man), Gabrielle Union (ring girl), Meagan Good (90-day girl), and Regina Hall (single mom) grace the stage as the competition with an inside tip (with the help of Steve Harvey). These ladies fight the battle using helpful hints from the infamous book. All of the ladies looked flawless, captivating the attention of every man in the theater.
Centering the film around only a few of Harvey’s words of wisdom, “Think Like a Man” proved to be a “rom com” that wasn’t just for ladies but for men too. What started as a rivalry between sexes ended in new romances and rekindled love. The moral to the story, men and women inspire each other to be better. Also, relinquishing old habits and behavior isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes rewards come with change.
If you are looking for a good laugh, a little advice from Steve Harvey, and a great cast, you should definitely check out “Think Like a Man.” You never know, you might just learn something new about the opposite sex.
By Shani Ealey