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June 24, 2014

N’Movies: “Think Like A Man Too”

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Written by: Pierre Evans
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This is a man’s point of view of the movie “Think Like A Man Too.”

I went to this movie a little biased and jaded.  I am neither a Steve Harvey or Kevin Hart fan (dry humor to me.)  Nor did I see the first “Act Like A Woman” movie (thank God.)  But, I put my personal feelings aside and went in as a professional with an open mind.  It was suppose to start at 10:15 a.m. While waiting for the movie to begin, I noticed that it started at 10:45 a.m, 30 minutes late (C.P.T.)  Chicago’s Harper Theater in Hyde Park made it up to us by compensating all of the movie goers with complimentary tickets to come again (I wasn’t going back if they hadn’t.)  Finally, the movie began.

Tim Harvey directed this sequel to 2012’s romantic comedy, based on Steve Harvey’s dating advice book “Act Like a A Lady.” It stars Kevin Hart, Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J., Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union and David Walton.  There are a host of cameos including Wendy Williams, CoCo (Ice T’s wife), Floyd Mayweather and comedians George Wallace and Luenelle.

The couples are back.  This time, they take a trip to Las Vegas for the destination wedding of Regina Hall (I like her) and Terrence J.’s characters.  Each of the couples have problems that they are dealing with, like marriage fears, commitment issues, honesty, etc., while trying to unite for their friends wedding.  The groom’s mother, Jenifer Lewis, (I love her) is a bit over-powering and meddling, so she and the bride clashes.  Eventually, she and the bride have a touching moment.   The mother gets “straighten out” in the end (wink wink) which calms her down.  Kevin Hart’s character is hilarious (surprisingly) and is under the impression that he has an ultra-luxurious suite for a rock bottom price, $4000.  He later finds out the real price, $40,000, and has to find a way to pay for his room.  The fellas find a creative solution to raise the money and it involves jock straps.  While in Vegas, the men and women separate into groups and each has a night out on the town.  Little do they know, in the end they all end up at the very same club.  Unfortunately, things take a wrong turn and they all end up spending the night in jail. This throws a wrench in the wedding plans the next day.  There are a few surprises in the story and several funny moments like when the ladies perform Bel Biv Devoe’s “Poison.”  There are also sensitive moments and a moment when fellas will think about their own relationship with Mom. Things work themselves out in the end and all ends happily ever after.

Personally, I found the movie to be a little better than ok.  There were some cliché moments, but Kevin Hart performed well, and Regina Hall kept me laughing (she always does.)  The theater wasn’t full and the other movie goers were belting over with laughter.  You know that laughter is contagious, so we all were just laughing up a storm.  It’s a great date movie and children will enjoy the silliness.  On my way out, there was a very long line of people waiting to go see the movie next.  I wonder if they’ll like it.

I recommend it and give it 3 out of 5 fist bumps!



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Pierre Evans
Pierre Evans joins ndigo.com as a columist. His "House Notes" beat covers people, places and recaps in the House Music world. Pierre is an entertainer, a DJ and a writer.





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