This time we're off to Las Vegas for a wedding, but even if the location is changed, the people are still the same. This PG-13 comedy based on Steve Harvey's best seller "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment," is another predictable chapter in the misadventures of a group of long-time friends.
Co-written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman ("Think Like a Man") and directed by Tim Story ("Think Like a Man") these appealing folks make us laugh all over again.
- * Michael Ealy ("Think Like a Man") still does a bit of dreaming...and still is unemployed. He'd like to see "Jersey Boys" while they are in Vegas.
- * Taraji P. Henson ("Think Like a Man") Our career woman has success staring her right in the face!
- * Romany Malco ("Think Like a Man") This smooth operator keeps encountering old flames, but the heat he feels is not what he expects.
- * Meagan Good ("Think Like a Man") How many of his former "flings" must she meet? Grrr...
- * Jerry Ferrera ("Think Like a Man") Has our overgrown boy finally grown up? The idea of being a father is terrifying, though.
- * Gabrielle Union ("Think Like a Man") has earned the right to be married...and to be a mother.
- * Terrence Jenkins ("Think Like a Man") His mother is still looking out for him; in fact she took the adjoining suite in that Vegas hotel. Watch her take control of the bachelorette party.
- * Regina Hall ("Think Like a Man") is stuck with TWO boys to raise, unless her prospective groom grows up...really FAST!
- * Kevin Hart ("Think Like a Man") See how he becomes Best Man!
- * Wendy Williams (Think Like a Man) has her ex...at least on her speed dial.
- * Gary Owen ("Think Like a Man") They don't want him to play the slots!
- * Wendy McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") should NOT wear a sweater set to a bachelorette party!
- * Dennis Haysbert ("Dear White People") tries to distract the mother-of-the-groom.
- * Jenifer Lewis ("Think Like a Man") is in Vegas to derail the wedding between her cherished son and "that woman!"
Our screening audience had a great time! I heard unanimous reactions; hoots of laughter, roars of approval and groans of dismay, all right on cue. The final melee is waaay over the top; I LOVED the mug shots!
Artistic merit? Nah... Entertainment? You bet!