Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
Think Like a Man
Exactly what you might expect in a movie based on a relationship manual written by comedian and game-show host Steve Harvey. Harvey — who actually shows up onscreen to dispense his grandmotherly wisdom — tells the ladies that while “times have changed, your playbook hasn’t.” Nor, it seems, has the object of the game: getting dudes to grow up, get a job, pop the question, and settle down. Remarkably the extremely game (and mostly charismatic) cast almost obscures the fact that the story is literally by-the-book. 2012.
- Big Screen Review • April 20, 2012