Monday, April 23, 2012

2012: Week 16: Think Like a Man

Think Like a Man

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Main Players: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, Steve Harvey

General Gist: 4 women use a new book "Act like a lady, Think like a man" to catch the men of their dreams, while 4 men try to manipulate their actions to "beat" the game and avoid letting the women manipulate them.

Tiff's Take:
I'll start off by saying this wasn't a movie I was exactly excited to see.  The pickins are a little slim right now so this one was our best bet.  Although I wouldn't say this movie was a huge success I will say I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

I enjoyed the general concept of four different couples with different personalities and how they try to work things out.  It's like taking one of those tests that tells you whether you're a dog, otter, lion or horse.  (I totally made up the animals. :) I don't think those are right but you've probably heard of similar tests.)  I enjoy taking those kinds of tests and this movie reminded me of something like that.  Weird connection I know.  It sounded better in my head.

I did think it was pretty funny too.  Again, not exceptional but I laughed and enjoyed it.  The punch lines seemed a little off at times and I felt like I missed some jokes.  Still trying to figure out why that was.  I hadn't heard of a lot of the actors but they worked well with each other.  The chemistry between them all was decent.  So, my expectations were pretty low but it ended up being decent.     

Tiff's Rate: Matinee

Deb's Take:
We got to go see a movie with mom this week, although I was disappointed in our choices, not much out on the homefront right now.  I, unlike Tiff, was expecting a little more from this movie.  Seemed like it should hit the spot for my ultra relationship personality.  There were a lot of relationship moments, romantic "AH HA's  in the movie, and people were laughing (unfortunately not me really). I don't know what it was about this movie, but I just wasn't into it.  Maybe my humor button was on low, or maybe I didn't get all the jokes.  I will say, it was a little predictable, but generally when it comes to romantic comedies,  I like predictable.  I just wasn't on my movie night game, I think.  I have tried to figure out what the problem was, but the movie really had most of what I love about movies.  The actors were good, there was romance, comedy, a few twists...yet, it just fell short of enjoyable to me. 

Deb's Rate:  Rent it

Preview: Let's hope we can find Something...ANYTHING.....Please?

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