Grossing over $82 million domestically in its first 24 days, Think Like A Man surprised moviegoers with an awesome time. The romantic comedy brings to the life the relationship guide found in Steve Harvey’s bestseller, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” Harvey acts as the brother, asexual guy-friend or father many women lack, with an abundance of insight into the male psyche.
The movie peels back the layer of three budding relationships and one very seasoned affair. We follow a group of guys on their journey to finding, but not necessarily keeping, a good woman. The movie shares narration with a fairy-godmother-like presence from Steve Harvey himself and the hilarious, freshly divorced Cedric (Kevin Hart).
We’re introduced to The Dreamer, The Mama’s Boy, The Non-Committer and The Player. The ladies get their hands on Harvey’s book with good intentions but, when the men find out, the tables turn. In the midst of diligently fighting change, our lovable yet immature men accidently find themselves with a happy ending.
While there has been a lot of feedback critiquing women for trying to “think like a man” and the claim that Steve Harvey is in no position to give advice on relationships, I would like to think people enjoyed the movie for what it was, a tremendously good time (and the chance to stare into Michael Ealy’s eyes).
Where Think Like A Man lacked in complexity, it made up for in laughs and a relatable plot. The book and movie calls fault to the many foolish things us women do when dating also. Whether are not you agree with Harvey, you will find yourself in the Think Like A Man ladies, i.e. The Girl Who Wants the Ring or The Woman Who is Her Own Man.
This rom-com is great for a date night or girl’s night out. Think Like A Man was sensitive enough to be a chick flick and comedic enough for a guy to actually admit he saw it. Check it out! Enjoy it and compare your own love life or lack thereof.