Release date: April 20, 2012
Directed by: Tim Story
Written by: Keith Merryman & David A. Newman
Based on the non-fiction book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” by: Steve Harvey
Cast: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Chris Brown
Running Time: 120 minutes
It’s official. Hollywood’s creative wellspring is experiencing such a dry spell that the industry is turning to non-fiction, self-help books for scintillating comedy. Perhaps this latest stratagem might engender its own ironic boomerang, in which some studio exec writes a non-fiction, self-help book about how to say no to pitches for film adaptations of non-fiction, self-help books.
And yes, it’ll probably be a bestseller.
Earlier forays include the adaptation of “He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys” into He’s Just Not That Into You, and “Queen Bees and Wannabes” into Tina Fey’s Mean Girls. (Perhaps it’s due to Fey’s talent that Mean Girls was a bona fide hit.) Hold onto your Kindle because raising its egghead above the next horizon comes the cinematic take on What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.
However, if the anticipation is driving you wild, rescue is on the way in the guise of onetime comedian turned radio host Steve Harvey, whose 2009 non-fiction tome “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” has been adapted into Think Like a Man, an omnibus of a rom-com. An omni-rom-com, if you will.
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