Published on April 25th, 2012 | by thevyne2
The Vyne Movie Review: “Think Like a Man”
By Keesha B.
Having read and reviewed the book “Think Like a Man” I wasn’t sure about seeing the movie. Admittedly, I was having a hard time getting over the whole “Steve Harvey as counselor” bit. But after hearing my parent’s review of the movie I decided to grab a girlfriend of mine, Vyne Reader Gigi, and check it out for myself.
Before we could get in to the theater, drama had already ensued. Between the parking lot and the hallway in front of the actual theater, not one but two couples had erupted into full-blown argument mode over seeing this movie. In one corner, the women who wanted to see the movie and undoubtedly read the book and plead their case the whole ride over. In the other corner, their men who somehow sensed that the movie would probably shine a “not so flattering” light on their ways. The women won and begrudgingly the couples went in to the theater… as did Gigi and me.
So, without spoiling the film for those who haven’t seen it yet, I’ll cut to the chase. I really enjoyed the film. It had several elements working for it starting with the cast. All four women (Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson) turned in thoroughly entertaining performances. I have to say, Academy Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson led the pack with her standout performance as the corporate career woman. Not to be outdone, the leading men in the film were perfectly cast. Loved the fact that Jerry Ferrara of Entourage fame and comedian Gary Owen were part of cast, breaking the proverbial color barrier. Kevin Hart turned in a wildly funny performance as the divorced guy but what really gave this movie its heart was the storyline. Every woman will see herself and probably several of her dating stories in at least two of the female characters. Men too will see themselves in at least two of the male characters. The storyline was relatable and felt like it drew on real stories and with real, plausible outcomes. It didn’t feel overdone for entertainment value yet it was thoroughly entertaining. It was as much a “chick flick” as it was a “what ever you call the opposite of a chick flick”, so guys, no need to push back when your girl suggests going to see it. If nothing else it will make for a great conversation starter and you may even learn a thing or two about each other. The only criticism I’ll offer is that the film could have done without the Steve Harvey segue ways weaved throughout because the storyline was strong enough to stand on its own. Other than that, it was an enjoyable film. I give it 3.5 out of 4 berries on The Vyne.
Did you see the film? If so, how many berries do you give it?