Set to be released on the 22nd of June in the UK and also showing in Lagos this week the film has already garnered an impressive $33.7 million in the United States in its opening weekend before enjoying a four week number one stint at the box office. the comedy film “Think Like A Man” seems set to be one of the Summer romcoms.
It is based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book “Think Like a Lady, Act Like A Man”; a book written for women to have an insight into what men truly feel about love, intimacy, and commitment, the film chronicles the intertwining stories of four very different couples, as wives and girlfriends try to navigate the tricky terrains of romance using Harvey’s philosophy as a compass.
The movie looks fantastic. The cast is a constellation of Hollywood’s finest African American stars, with seasoned thespians such as Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealey, Meagan Good and Morris Chestnut to name but a few, as well as the likes of theatrical newbies (but musical heavyweights) such as Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown and Keri Hilson. The cocktail of ridiculously beautiful people engaging in the worn-but always fascinating- Battle of the Sexes, makes for a romcom lover’s (like myself) dream. The cherry on top of this sweet cinematic sundae, is of course, the wonderful Jennifer Hudson’s velvety vocals on the soundtrack.
But men, before you roll your eyes and grumble about your other half dragging you to yet another fluffy two hours of saccharine sweetness and cheesy lines that leave you to deal with unrealistic expectations of romance once you get home; never fear! This film is also for you. For once, your perspective is being lauded. The inner workings of your psyche are being portrayed as a guide for romance. Well isn’t that a welcome twist? You get to smile smugly, whilst your lady-love learns a thing or two.
With something to offer both sexes, this is a definite must-see. Who knows, it may even revolutionise the playing field of male/female inter-relations as we know it!