6 Reasons You Should See 'Think Like A Man'
And a tidbit from Gabrielle Union, herself
Steve Harvey’s book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" got so popular amongst women that movie producer William Packer thought it would be interesting to turn it into a screenplay. At a recent press conference for the movie, Packer admitted that Harvey was reluctant about making it at first, but we're glad it came to fruition.
Starring Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and more, Think Like a Man follows a group of men who wage war on their women when they discover that the ladies have secretly been getting relationship advice from Harvey who they believe has broken the "bro code." Here are 6 reasons why you should go see it.
1. It's a genuinely good movie. It’s not a blockbuster, it won’t win a Oscar, but it’s worth your money and time. It’s funny, romantic and a good adaptation of plot to the principals behind Steve’s book. You don’t have to have read (or even liked) the book to enjoy the film.
2. The men are forced to step up. Often, when it comes to relationship advice, it’s always about what the women need to do, but in TLAM, the men are held accountable for their actions and forced to step up to the plate.
3. Michael Ealy. Those eyes. His love scenes. The end.
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4. The cameos - from Chris Brown to Keri Hilson - will get a rise out of you.
5. It’s a movie that people from various walks of life can appreciate. It’s not just for women; men can enjoy it, too. And it’s a film that, despite boasting a majority Black cast, can be watched and understood by anyone who’s ever been on the dating scene (which is pretty much all adults).
6. For those who still aren’t convinced, Gabrielle Union also brought up a good point. We caught up with her briefly for her take on the film's message:
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“I think a lot of times when people say, 'think like a man,' to me, what they mean is—if It was a foreign film with subtitles, the translation would say—'use common sense,' and I believe that that could be a part of the whole film. I don’t think it’s something exclusively for a woman. There’s a lot of my male friends who identify with the female characters and a lot of females who can identify with the males. A lot of it can come across as generalized [by how the title sounds], but to me, 'think like a man' is assuming you’re not using common sense. [The message is] whether you’re single, married or divorced, you have to be incredibly articulate about your wants, needs and desires."
Think Like a Man is in theaters TODAY! If you've happened to miss the trailer, watch it below: