Steve Harvey tells women how men think and what signals are good and bad. He tells women what men really think, and what they think about.
A new movie based on Steve Harvey’s book Think Like a Man, Act Like a Woman is a marvelous concept. It’s a film you should take whomever you’re involved in a relationship with to see.
The brilliance of the movie is that it took the book about common sense relationships, as seen by Steve Harvey, and did not change its purpose, as the comedian provides expertise from a Black male perspective on what women should and shouldn’t do to tie down Mr. Right.
Harvey is honest and realistic as he reveals the dos and don’ts. He is funny as he gives good old fashion advice on the reality tip, so the book translates to the movie well in comedic fashion.
The book developed from Steve listening, as a radio show host, to the conversations of his female listeners and his responses to their situations with common sense approaches.
He talked as a man and told the truth that girlfriends don’t always know. He speaks from a pure male base, a base that has included several marriages and mistakes along the way to his now happy state.
Harvey married a woman who had standards, and he comments often on how women today don’t always have high standards.
He tells women how men think and what signals are good and bad. He tells women what men really think, and what they think about.
He provides male secrets, from dealing with the cookie (sex) to cooking, to family relationships.
The book is popular because in the celebrity, popularity-driven society in which we live, most people seem to want to know about the relationship, its drama and its reality.
Working Black educated women by far outnumber Black professional men, and Black fathers in the household are becoming a rare breed, for a multitude of reasons. No matter where you go and whom you talk to, the subject of relationships is the topic of discussion.
With a dose of reality and humor, the movie showcases several couples and how they find themselves.
There is the mama’s boy, whose challenge is to untie the apron strings. He falls in love with a single young woman parent and eventually makes her the focus of his life as he breaks away from mama, who begins to pursue her very own love life.
There is the lady tycoon who falls in love with the unemployed chef and likes him for pure passion reasons. She learns her real feelings as she tries to reunite with an old boyfriend who is on her personal track, but does not feel her. She wakes up and gets to what matters.
There is the divorced young man who complains about his wife’s fussing and tracking, only to find out, as a single man, that he misses the comforts of it all. There is the interracial couple fresh out of school transcending into the responsible modern living young couple.
Steve Harvey is interfaced in the movie through talk TV appearances. The women listen, whether they want to or not. Steve raises questions on how soon should a woman have sex with a man she has begun to date.
He establishes the 90-day rule, just like probation on a new job. He gives women five important questions to determine the seriousness of the relationship.
If you are single and looking, happily married, recently divorced or considering it, this is a book and movie for you. You will get a good laugh and see some of your friends and maybe even yourself. And you might improve your relationship based on the keen observations in this contemporary comedy.