It says something about the state of romantic comedies today that the ideas in a movie like “Think Like a Man” – or in books like Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” on which it’s based – will come as news to anyone.
Not that rom-coms accurately portray the state of male-female relationships, beyond a certain point. But then, neither do fairy tales – and there are still an awful lot of people hoping for a happily ever after.
This film, which features a talented cast stuck with a laughter-challenged script, uses Harvey’s book – and Harvey himself – to offer examples of the various ways men behave badly on the dating scene. Then it offers solutions to that kind of bad behavior, supposedly designed to change the men into people with whom these women can feel proud of being involved.
This review continues on my website.