By Manal Museitef |Staff Writer|
The star-packed comedy “Think Like A Man” brought viewers to tears of laughter from beginning to end.
The movie showcases the story of six friends who realize the women they’re attempting to pursue are getting relationship advice from Steve Harvey’s book, “Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady.” Aware that the advice falls unfavorable towards them, the men begin to read the book hoping to get a step ahead of the women.
Director Tim Story took a great approach to the film in which he adapted the book towards the plot enough to liven the scenes just right.
The editing of the scenes and the direction of the characters kept supporters of the book pleasantly surprised.
The cast performs their roles perfectly showing the balance between comedy and romance. Comedian Kevin Hart plays the hysterically clever character Cedric, a divorcee in the works.
We have him to thank for most, if not all, of the comedy throughout the movie. Punchlines about his height, or lack thereof, caused roars of laughter within the theater seats.
Michael Ealy (Dominic), Terrence Jenkins (Michael), Romany Malco (Zeke), Gary Owen (Bennett) and Jerry Fererra (Jeremy) fulfill various male roles of the cast.
The mama’s boy, the average dreamer, the happily married, the big kid and the player contributed to the perceived stereotyped roles of men in society.
It’s safe to say the women of the film brought everything to the table with their sassy and bold attitudes. Meagan Good (Mya), Regina Hall (Candace), Taraji P. Henson (Lauren), Jennifer Lewis (Loretta), Gabrielle Union (Kristen) and La La Anthony (Sonia) act as supporting roles for each other as their scenes displayed friendships and factors of relationships in the 21st century.
There were many surprise cameos throughout the movie such as Chris Brown, Wendy Williams, Kelly Rowland, Tony Rock, Keri Hilson and Sherri Shepherd.
The narrations by both Harvey and Hart were another aspect of the movie that added to the storyline. When the film focuses its attention on the point of view of the men Hart narrates and the movie focuses on the women Harvey narrates. This allows the viewer, man or woman, to have a more personal connection with the film.
The soundtrack also played a huge role in the film as it set the mood for each scene. Tracks featuring artists such as John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Ludacris, Keri Hilson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross and many more accented the film to a point where the song playing in the credits kept you seated.
The constant stream of comical antics left movie-goers either spitting out or choking on their popcorn. Here is another hint: take a trip to the restroom to empty out the tank before the movie starts. Yes, it’s that funny.