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"THINK LIKE A MAN"
(2012) (Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Comedy: A group of male friends look to turn the tables on their girlfriends after they discover the women have been using a self-help book against them.
PLOT:
Four male friends continue to navigate the tricky dating scene of modern-day Los Angeles. Dominic (MICHAEL EALY) is an aspiring chef who is attracted to Lauren (TARAJI P. HENSON), a Type A career woman with high standards. So, he lies to her about his success. Jeremy (JERRY FERRARA) has been in a relationship with real-estate agent Kristen (GABRIELLE UNION) for nine years, but has yet to ask her to marry him and they live in a glorified bachelor pad with movie posters on the wall and various collectible toys strewn throughout. Michael (TERRENCE J), who has an unnatural attachment to his widowed mom Loretta (JENIFER LEWIS), begins dating single mother Candace (REGINA HALL). Zeke (ROMANY MALCO), meanwhile, is trying his best to seduce new girlfriend Mya (MEGAN GOOD), who has had it with men looking for commitment-free sex.

Looking for commitment and more mature relationships, the women turn the tables on the men when they begin reading a new self-help book by comedian and game-shot host Steve Harvey. Suddenly, Lauren is lining up financiers for Dominic's dream restaurant, Kristen has redecorated her and Jeremy's home with modern furniture and artwork, Candace has given Michael an ultimatum to put her first in his life, and Mya has Zeke on a 90-day probation period before she will sleep with him.

The tables turn on the women when the guys learn that they have been reading Harvey's book, and they begin using the various chapters to get what they want. All the while, their newly divorced friend Cedric (KEVIN HART) is chomping at the bit to get back onto the dating scene and he frequently gives them hilariously wrong-headed advice about to deal with their relationships.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest, especially with the PG-13 rating.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use.


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