The laugh out loud comedy has caused a tug of war between men and women across the world, eager to prove which sex can outwit the other. Starring comedian Kevin Hart, who is also the narrator, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man brings to life comedian/actor Steve Harvey’s popular novel, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was released in 2009.
The film is ultimately a battle of the sexes adaptation of his bestseller, which causes moviegoers to become divided by “sex” as the film progresses. Hart does nothing short of being himself throughout the film, with hilarious scenarios, jokes and gestures throughout it. His character, Cedric, finds humor in the fact that he is going through a bitter divorce with his abusive wife, portrayed by talk show host Wendy Williams. Each romantic pair is faced with a different challenge in the love department, all of which are chapters in Harvey’s novel. The film did an incomparable job of perpetuating the natural defense mechanisms and schemes both species use when looking for love.
In the film, Steve Harvey is seen as a sellout to the men, but an angel to the women who can’t put down his book. Harvey––who serves as a “cupid” throughout the film and is occasionally shown elaborating on his book as relatable scenarios occur in the lives of the characters––reveals all the tricks, secrets and motives of men. Once the women study the novel, they try to beat their male counterparts at their own game. However once the men realize what’s going on, they try to use reverse psychology to regain their position of assumed “power.”
The film is comical and friendly, possibly friendly enough for younger audiences. Cultured and well-written, Think Like a Man is relatable to all audiences.
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