Think Like a Man as reviewed in The Phantom TollboothIt is solidly written and seldom takes the low road to delivery hilarity for both sexes.

If there had been a book store in the Garden of Eden I am sure there would have been a selection to help Eve try and understand how Adam's brain worked. Women are always trying to find out how to get their man to act a certain way or at least step up to the plate in the responsibility realm. In the new dating comedy, THINK LIKE A MAN, comedian Steve Harvey offers up a guide that just might do the trick, if it doesn't backfire first.

The story follows four guys in different stages of relationships. When the women in their lives start using a book of dating advice against them they try and find a way to turn the tables on the girls. This funny and at times hilarious film shows how both genders react to common dating issues and turns into a full on battle of the sexes. Based on information from the actual book by Steve Harvey (who plays himself) the movie Think Like a Man encourages women to get into the minds of the men they are trying to understand.

Anyone who has ever been in a long term dating relationship or tried to get through those awkward first dates will find something in this movie to relate to and to laugh at. Some of the best scenes are of the guys sitting around the table spouting off their frustrations and calling out the issues they see in their friends. But don't think for a minute that this is a non-female geared film. In fact it is perfectly balanced and both genders will feel equally at home.

The cast help tremendously with the success of the film. Romany Malco, Michael Ealy, Terrence Jenkins, and Kevin Hart not only nail the nuances of their individual characters but they feed off each other perfectly with the comedic timing. Regina Hall and Taraji P. Henson are strong female performers who also strike gold in this comedy. Fans of Hart's standup routines will get a solid dose of hilarity from this funny man.

Think Like a Man  is rated PG-13 for sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use. This film is certainly intended for adults both in content and in theme. Most of the humor is geared toward older couples and those under 18 will honestly not get it. Even if they did parents should still note that the sexual content and dialogue at times is very candid and frank. As with any film of this genre there are characters with little or no social morals. Though creating funny situations it might not be the impression you want your younger people to see.

I was pleased with the depth of comedy in this film. It is solidly written and seldom takes the low road. Certainly a good date night option for couples who can make fun of their own shortcomings and both sides will find something to latch on to. This might even work for some GNO functions. I give it 4 out of 5 mamas boys. Certainly one of the better films to come along in this genre in a while.


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