2011-2012 — 18 May 2012

By: Deijah Palmer

HED: See this Man!

Think Like A Man is a movie based upon Steve Harvey’s self-help book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. TLAM premiered everywhere on Friday, April 20. TLAM stars Michael Ealy (as Dominic), Jerry Ferrara (Jeremy), Meagan Good (Mya), Regina Hall (Candace),  Kevin Hart (Cedric), Taraji P. Henson (Lauren), Terrence Jenkins (Michael), Romany Malco (Zeke) and Gabrielle Union (Kristen).

The women in the movie wanted their men to step up to the plate and do what they need to do to keep their relationship; when they got a hold of Steve Harvey’s self-help book, they followed it step by step in order to ensure success in their relationships.

But once the men found out they were being played, they retaliated by doing exactly what their girlfriends wanted them to do–also following the book step by step. Things were too sweet in paradise, and once their girlfriends found out that the men were also playing by the book, they were heartbroken and questioned if their love with their mate was real.

By losing the women, the men finally realized that they loved their mates. The theme “You never know what you have until it’s gone,” is a little cliche but fits the movie well.

The cast plays their roles almost perfectly; there’s the dreamer, the immature adult stuck in the past, the woman who can’t seem to get a second date, the single mother, the newly divorced man, the over-successful woman, the mama’s boy, the player, and the woman who wants a ring.

With this all-star cast, a majority of which is African American, you might worry that they would fall into the stereotypical roles of being  prostitutes, pimps, drug-dealers, or unemployed, but instead all play the roles of educated adults who have a lot of potential.

TLAM allowed the main actresses to shine, and Hart, being the hilarious comedian he is, made the movie even more of a success.

TLAM has been very successful in the box office. After just ten days in the theater, TLAM earned $60.9 million and as of April 30, 2012 has earned about $90 million, which is a huge profit considering it only cost $12 million to produce.

I give this movie a B+. Students should see it because of the sheer entertainment that it offers. It will tickle your feathers and have you still laughing on the ride home.

“The movie was so good, I’d pay to see it again,” said junior Asha Simpson.

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