Think Like a Man
Theatrical Release: 4/20/2012
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Keith Merryman
Producer: Glenn S. Gainor, Rob Hardy, Steve Harvey
Director: Tim Story
Runtime: 123 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrie
Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey's book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book's insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own.
While funny at times, this film was an example of just how low our standards have become when selecting a companion. Men can be shallow and so can women but we are shown just how devious each sex can be when they attempt to get what they want. The premise of this movie is that four women all read a book by comedian Steve Harvey titled "Act like a woman but think like a man." In the book, Steve gives women an inside look at common lifestyles and desires that some men have and then he gives them advice on how to "change the game" by tricking the men into doing what their women want. When the men find out about the scheme, they use the book to their own advantage. In other words they all play each other for self gain. In the end, each realizes that they simply need to be truthful and actually show each other what they really want. Unfortunately, with over the top language and adult situations, this is not a family film.
Sex: All 4 unmarried couples have sex outside of marriage, in fact that was sort of the goal for three of them. Frequent talk of, and maneuvering to have sex.
Language: With 93 words or phrases of profanity used in the first hour of the movie alone I decided to stop keeping track. Its enough to say that every word imaginable was used multiple times including the misuse or casual references of the name of Jesus and Christ.
Drugs: Alcohol used throughout; Talk of "bong hits" and one scene of a woman blowing out smoke implying marijuana use. No cigarette smoking though.
Nudity: Excessive cleavage; shirtless men; women in lingerie; women in panties and bra.