Verdict: 3 / 5
If romance, partying and the battle of sexes floats your boat then ‘Think Like a Man Too’ is the perfect movie for a good date night with your partner. In 2012, the romantic comedy Think Like a Man was a released based on Steve Harvey’s DIY relationship book entitled “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”. This sequel brings back the super-hot and captivating ensemble of actors and actresses to frame the war between the sexes. All the couples are on their way to happiness and stability until Vegas happens.
The storyline follows the couples’ relationships as they get together in ‘Sin City’ for the wedding of Candace (Regina Hall) and mommy’s boy Michael (Terrence Jenkins). On the eve of the wedding the ladies and gents make provisions and go on their bachelor and bachelorette parties. The director Tim Story definitely made Cedric (Kevin Hart) the unstoppable driving force of the film. The entertainment starts with the bachelors bash that best man Cedric plans in a $44,000-a-night suite that he can’t afford. From there on the crew visit a black jack table, a male strippers show – and eventually end up in jail! Yes, the gents recreate The Hangover and the ladies enjoy all the things that come with a good girl’s night out! As with all crazy nights out, an unhealthy concoction of misunderstandings and compromising situations brew up and threaten the wedding. It’s enough to make you yearn for Candace and Michael to just elope – that’s until Cedric tries to fix everything.
One things for sure, the film has all the frills and thrills of being filmed in the cinematic city of Las Vegas. The plot is somewhat predictable but hilarious, especially the subplot featuring Uncle Eddie (Dennis Haysbert), Candace’s casanova uncle. The script enlightens the many challenges in mature relationships between solemnly incompatible people. This makes the film and its characters relatable. After Steve Harvey’s advice from the first movie, the characters are in a different space. Zeke ‘The Freak’ has settled down with the incredibly beautiful Mya (Meagan Good). The stoner Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) is having pre-daddy issues with his new wife Kristen (Gabrielle Union) and the dreamboat chef Dom (Michael Ealy) can’t keep his hands off his wife the corporate big shot, Lauren (Taraji P. Henson).
The film makes for a good DVD rental. It has some comical moments, and a few emotional ones as well. No doubt, it gets cheesy at times, but in retrospect, it’s an amusing movie that can appeal to a large audience.