Friday, June 14, 2013

PCP on DVD - Think Like a Man

Think Like a Man is an ensemble comedy based on a self help book, Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The film is basically the dating version of last week's review, What to Expect When You're Expecting. And just like in that film, an ensemble comedy based on a self help book is a difficult thing to pull off.

Think Like a Man - 2012, rated PG-13.  My rating: 6 out of 10.

Think Like a Man is a rather shallow film. Each of the film's main characters is having struggles with the opposite gender, until the women in the film discover Harvey's magical advice tome, and suddenly they know what to do. Except the men discover that the women have read the book, and adjust their own game accordingly. None of the characters are particularly well developed, most are just common character types: the lonely power woman, the single mom, the maneater, etc.

Pretty much the only redeeming thing for this film is that it has some funny moments, mostly courtesy of stand-up comic Kevin Hart. He's the only thing that saves this movie from being a complete disaster. It's still largely a predictable waste of time though.

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