LIKE A MAN TOO
SYNOPSIS: In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
REVIEW: Apparently, part one of Think Like a Man (2012) did so well, director Tim Story and crew decided to make the same movie again, only this time in Vegas (actually not as bad an idea, as it would seem). The movie is essentially a cool, grown-up take on what could happen when adults try to relive their spring break college days. The entire cast delivers a hilarious performance, but notably Kevin Hart (About Last Night, 2014), as Cedric, is the one who has the audience leaving the theater with belly aches from laughter. He was the breakout delight of the previous film, and really steals center stage here. He certainly has more energy than all of the other actors put together. The movie manages to get away with a lot of gender bias pot-shots, by bringing the very large cast back together for another catastrophic clash of the sexes. The couples once again go head to head, complete with absolute decadence, and matching each other in comic catastrophe.
I had some much needed laughs, after having to sit through Seth MacFarlane’s A million ways to die in the West, (2014). It was quite obvious the audience that was present during this (Think like a Man Too) screening enjoyed the movie as well (so it wasn't just another run-of-the-mill flick). The characters worked really well with one another and it was a great follow up film.
Overall, this latest effort is pretty good, with all things considered. There were some points that were a little too dramatic for my taste in a romantic comedy, but that's what movies are for. We like to fantasize about the dream coming true and one can appreciate that about this movie. Nevertheless, Hart is such a hilarious train wreck, I suspect audiences will go nuts for his antics here! He seems to carry the entire one hundred and six minute play time on his shoulders with absolute ease.
Would I pay to see it? Yes! Would I call it a must-see for the summer? Possibly! Because it might just inspire folks to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime set of Vegas memories of their own. Three and a half stars out of five is certainly appropriate here and is well worth the theater visit.
By Movi-Man Stan
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Director: Tim Story
Writer: Keith Merryman
David A. Newman
Duration: 1hr 46 mins
Starring: Kevin Hart
Producer: William Packer
Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual content
including references, partial nudity,
language and drug material
Release Date: June 20,, 2014
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