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Think Like a Man splits genders for laughs 

The laughs are there, though not all are intended

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Remember that time someone made that He’s Just Not That Into You self-help book (offering oh-so-sage love advice to hapless women) into a movie? Apparently that’s a thing: director Tim Story has adapted Steve Harvey’s love guide for women, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, for the screen. The movie brings the book’s stereotypes---from the mama’s boy to the independent, successful lady---to life in two opposing camps: men versus women (because, ladies, finding a man is war). Admittedly, there are some good laughs, only some of which are intended---one of the token white dudes (Gary Owen) in a mostly black cast (including pretty boy Michael Ealy and the scheming Gabrielle Union) has some great one-liners that reduces everyone to cultural stereotypes, making the movie at least appear to be aware of its own ridiculousness.


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