It's always fun when the tables are turned on connivers! Advertised like a Chick Flick, I was delighted to hear the most uproarious laughter was coming from the many men in the audience. This predictable, crowd-pleasing comedy is based on thrice-married Steve Harvey's best-selling book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment."
After scenes which establish five male stereotypes: Dreamer, Player, Commitment Phobe, Mama's Boy, and Divorcé, we then meet their female counterparts: Career Woman, Twice-burned Single, Wanna-be Wife, Single Mom, and Divorcée. These women discover Mr. Harvey's best seller which gives them insight into how men think. They quickly modify their behavior, which enables them to ensnare their guys. This works fine until the men tumble to the scheme and decide to fight fire with fire.
You should recognize many of these names: * Steve Harvey ("Madea Goes to Jail") plays himself, a successful self-help author. * Michael Ealy ("For Colored Girls") is an oft-employed dreamer. He's between jobs right now... * Taraji P. Henson ("Larry Crowne") is the career woman. She wants a résumé along with long-term goals from any prospective date. * Romany Malco ("A Little Bit of Heaven") is a smooth operator. It's fun to watch this guy in action. * Meagan Good ("Jumping the Broom") is ready to try the ninety- day trial period...IF she can last that long! * Jerry Ferrera ("Entourage") is an overgrown boy. Why give up that old couch and those video games when he has such a nice woman to support him? * Gabrielle Union ("Good Deeds") has lived with her guy for years; she really wants to get married. * Terrence Jenkins ("Burlesque") knows his mother will look out for him. She makes sure he doesn't date anyone who might not measure up to HER standards. * Regina Hall ("Death at a Funeral") already has ONE boy to raise, she doesn't need a second one. * Kevin Hart ("Exit Strategy") is the divorcé. He knows three rings: An engagement ring, a wedding ring, and suffer ring. * Wendy Williams (lots of TV) has all three of those rings (see above).
Attractive stars, an intriguing premise and a funny script make for a rollicking PG-13 skirmish in the battle of the sexes. Amazon.com will notify me when it's available on DVD.