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I recently subscribed to Now TV which shows films before some of the other home online streaming services. When browsing the available titles the other afternoon I was struggling to find something I fancied. My eyes then fell on this title and after reading the plot I decided that it would be worth a watch. This is a film only review.
The film begins by introducing us to four women. They are each encountering different problems in their love lives regardless of whether they are in a relationship or not.
We are also introduced to four men who are each going through different phases in their love lives.
The women come across a book entitled Think Like a Man. Of course, this is snapped up and the women begin using it like a bible taking everything in print as rules in order to get their love lives the way they want. However, could the book cause more problems than solutions?
I was intrigued by the plot of this film and was interested to see exactly how the girls would use the book in order to improve their love lives. I found that the plot grabbed me but I was surprised when I didn't find I was immediately drawn to any characters. Usually within the first few minutes of a film I find that I'm drawn to one or two individuals who I end up backing throughout the film but this was not the case with this film and no characters really jumped out at me.
I found the plot flowed well and the fact that there were in effect 8 main characters there was always something going on which the audience could focus on. Of course each woman was following the guidelines in the book which gave a sort of target for the film and often we would see them try to use each chapter to change things.
I thought the men provided a lot of humour and entertainment in the film and I enjoyed watching them in each relationship and it was good to see the relationships from both sides rather than just having a one sided view like you get in so many films.
The acting in the film was very strong and there were a lot of familiar faces. Despite this I managed to see each character as their character rather than the actor playing them.
The film was released in 2012.
It stars Chris Brown, Garbrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy.
It runs for 122 minutes.
It is rated a 12.
A good film, worth a watch.