Think Like A Man

Genre: Comedy
Released: 2012

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Note: Can someone please show Tim Story, the director, a copy of “Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”! Thanks, Kevin

“Think Like a Man” is an unsuccessful marketing campaign for Steve Harvey’s book, “Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man”. I say unsuccessful because it failed to convince me to buy the book. That was the point of the film right? After being knocked over the head with the message of “Buy my book” for an hour, I never wanted to see Steve Harvey ever again. It was a blatant disregard for the audience’s intelligence and very disrespectful. It was like I was paying to see one of those infomercials you see on TV at 3am for thirty second abs or the Shamwow. Imagine this for a second; The movie is literally going along smoothly with intriguing characters, funny dialogue that suspend you in to the movie world. Then, all of a sudden, they cut to Steve Harvey being interviewed on a TV screen about his book where he’s referring to the problems the characters were having in the previous scene. Then, on top of all that, characters blatantly read the book on camera and there was even a moment where it was talked about being sold out everywhere! If you’re going to adapt a book, adapt and don’t make us aware of the author. I understand the book is a self-help book but referencing it like that only makes it seem like you’re trying to sell it. I can’t remember a better example of a film that lost my suspension of disbelief so quickly. Every character just became a set piece to promote his book and it was just awful. Read the Full Review