Even if you don’t cosign Steve Harvey’s unconventional Cupid theories, there’s no doubt people are buzzing about the book-to-film adaptation, Think Like A Man, in theaters today (April 20). Based on the comedian/actor/radio personality’s New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the flick showcases a character for every archetype in Harvey’s relationship tome. With an all-star cast, new and old, TLAM offers a solid blend of comedic relief and (albeit occasionally cliché) drama. Peep 10 reasons the film is a must-see. —Johnathan Cruse
Terrence J Breaks Out
Recognized best for serving as a host of BET’s 106 & Park, Terrence J has had a phenomenal rise since jumping on the big-screen scene in 2005. Now in his seventh season alongside beautiful co-host Rocsi, Terrence takes on the role of Michael, the Mama’s Boy who can’t seem to leave the cusp of his mother’s breast until love comes along.
Special Guest Features
TLAM is chock full of star cameos—some reported and others not. You’ll see faces of some of your favorite artists, actors and athletes you haven’t seen for awhile grace the screen again. One feature that seemed to shock the small screening crowd was a fan favorite that hasn’t been seen for some years. We won’t spoil it, but this person’s name rhymes with Boris Putt-Putt.
Tyler Perry Had No Role In The Making Of This Film
Over the past few years, movies starring a predominantly Black or Latino cast on the big-screen had a lot to do with media mogul Tyler Perry. Not this time. Aside from what many believe of Perry’s films to exploit racial stereotypes, TLAM stays away from that approach with characters that audience members can relate to—which leads to our next reason….
Good Balance of Comedic Relief And Drama
Some films generally get it wrong when they try to mix comedy and a serious subject but TLAM gets it right. Don’t get us wrong the film is guaranteed to keep you laughing but between those laughs you began to empathize with certain characters especially the 90-Day-Rule Girl, played by Meagan Good.
Read the rest of the reasons at VIBE.com!