Think Like a Man is a think like a cat pdf American romantic comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Marryman and David A. Newman, based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The film stars an ensemble cast, featuring Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Taraji P.
Henson, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union. The film was released on April 20, 2012 by Screen Gems.
Each of the women are readers of Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. When the men learn that the women are hooked on Harvey’s advice, they try to turn the tables on their mates, which later seems to backfire. The film received mixed reviews.
96 reviews, with an average rating of 5. 10, and the site’s critical consensus states, “In Think Like a Man, an otherwise standard rom-com is partially elevated by a committed—and attractive—cast, resulting in a funny take on modern romance”.
The film also holds a score of 51 out of 100 on the website Metacritic, based on 30 reviews, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times viewed that a major problem with the film is that it takes seriously the advice given in the book it is based upon, commenting that such an approach “might have worked as a screwball comedy or a satire, but can you believe for a moment in characters naive enough to actually live their lives following Steve Harvey’s advice? Ebert called the cast “superb” noting in particular the performances of Meagan Good and Kevin Hart. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly also complimented Good and Hart’s performance, as well as Romany Malco’s performance.