First-time readers who missed the first This Chick’s Flicks post, What’s In A Name?: Re-Defining “CHICK FLICK”, may want to read it before proceeding. To my return readers: welcome back! Onward we go to today’s topic…
Marge Simpson once advised her daughter, Lisa, on the subject of relationships: “Most women will tell you that you’re a fool to think you can change a man. But those women are quitters.” In his book (Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man) and movie of almost the same title, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey expresses his agreement with dear old Marge.
Essentially, Think Like a Man is the story of five good guys who decide to become better men for the women that steal their hearts. (And I say “good” in all sincerity. This is not one of those movies where a guy is such an ass at the beginning that his final form is more-or-less unbelievable.) In less cheesy words, Steve Harvey shows the ladies how to properly administer a swift and well-placed kick-in-the-ass to their man, with quotable advice on topics like: dating (“Don’t hate the player. Change the game.”), sex (“She who controls the cookie, controls the game.”), and how to respond to skeevy pick-up lines (“I’m sorry, but Jesus has my heart.”).
Think Like a Man stars an incredible ensemble cast, including (in alphabetical order): Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union. There are also notable appearances by La La Anthony, Chris Brown, Morris Chestnut, Steve Harvey, Arielle Kebbel, Gary Owen, Sherri Shepherd, and Wendy Williams.
Think Like a Man is endearing and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Trust me on this one–I saw it twice in theaters and bought my DVD copy this morning. But, if my word isn’t enough, consider these facts too (courtesy of IMDb): reportedly made for $12 million, Think Like a Man grossed over $91 million within three months of its release. Proving once again that there is money to be made by a chick flick or rom-com that takes its job seriously and delivers a well-made product.
Think Like a Man is a perfect choice for a girls’ night in. Just be careful with your snack choices: I laughed so hard while watching it that I almost choked on a raisinet. (Seriously.)
Think Like a Man is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and iTunes (to rent or buy).
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