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Think Like a Man Too

2014-07-25 13:25
What it's about:

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

What we thought:

I have to admit I didn’t expect much going in to see this movie. I’m not the sequel type of girl and most of the time the second installment of a franchise never seems to live up to the original, but Think Like A Man Too had a whopping $90m predecessor to live up to.

Where the first installment focused primarily on how to catch a man, the second one deals more with what to do with said man once you’ve caught him and how to deal with the inevitable pitfalls you’ll come across in a relationship such as  dealing with your partner’s past, whether you’re ready for marriage and children, how to deal with a bossy parent, choosing between love and career and how to keep the spark in a relationship.

Each couple is back and with them a relationship stumbling block to overcome.

The Mama’s Boy (Terence J) is set to tie the knot with The Single Mom (Regina Hall) but his overbearing Mama (Jenifer Lewis) is not too pleased with the wedding and will stop at nothing to try and end the relationship.

Jeremy (Jerry Ferrera) and Kristen (Gabrielle Union) are now married and are trying to have a baby which ends up being more work than fun.

Former playa Zeke (Romany Malco) and the 90-day rule girl Mya (Megan Good) are dealing with Zeke The Freak’s past and she is not too thrilled to be meeting all his conquests.

Dreamy chef Dominic (Michael Ealy) and business woman Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) are still hot and heavy but face challenges when it comes to choosing between career and love.

This time around we get to meet Bennet’s (Gary Owen) wife (Wendy McLendon Covey). The pair take on the role of an old boring wedded couple.

And to round off the cast there’s Cedric (Kevin Hart) who’s once again taking a break from his wife and is ‘the voice’ of the movie.

The plot revolves around a challenge: who will have the wildest party the men or the woman? What follows are the typical cliché’s of a Las Vegas movie: booze, weed, strippers, gambling, a stint in jail and a wedding.

I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Although the story is predictable it is very entertaining, and despite Kevin Hart’s loud mouth brand of comedy (which got a bit annoying for me) there is a perfect mixture of really funny moments and heart warming ones largely due to the ensemble cast who work well together.

If you’re looking for a good date night movie this is a good choice.

It’s the age old battle of the sexes in this sequel!
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