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2012 romantic comedy motion picture

Think Like a Man

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Tim Story
Written by
  • Keith Merryman
  • David A. Newman
Based on Act Like a Lady, Retrieve Similar a Homo

past Steve Harvey
Produced by Volition Packer
  • Michael Ealy
  • Jerry Ferrara
  • Meagan Good
  • Regina Hall
  • Kevin Hart
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Terrence J
  • Romany Malco
  • Gabrielle Matrimony
Cinematography Larry Blanford
Edited by Peter S. Elliot
Music past Christopher Lennertz


Rainforest Films
Screen Gems

Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing

Release dates

  • Feb 20, 2012 (2012-02-twenty)
  • April twenty, 2012 (2012-04-20)
    (United states)

Running time

122 minutes
Land United states of america
Language English
Budget $12 meg[1]
Box office $ million[1]

Think Similar a Man

is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Tim Story, written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, and produced past Will Packer. It was based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book
Human activity Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The flick stars an ensemble bandage, featuring Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Practiced, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Spousal relationship.

The film was released on April xx, 2012 by Screen Gems.[2]
It received mixed reviews from critics, who complimented the film’southward humor, its soundtrack and the performances of the cast (especially those of Good, Malco and Hart) merely received criticism for being a “standard romcom”.[3]
The film was a commercial success, grossing $ million against a $12 million budget. A directly sequel,
Think Similar a Human being As well, was released on June 20, 2014, with the original cast returning, to negative reviews from critics merely become a moderate commercial success.



The film follows four storylines, which each focus on ane particular couple. They are titled:

  • “The Mama’s Boy” vs. “The Single Mom”
  • “The Non-Committer” vs. “The Girl Who Wants the Ring”
  • “The Dreamer” vs. “The Woman Who Is Her Own Man”
  • “The Player” vs. “The 90 Day Rule Girl”

Each of the women are readers of Steve Harvey’southward book
Human activity Like a Lady, Call back Similar a Man. When the men learn that the women are reliant on Harvey’s communication, they try to turn the tables on their mates, which later seems to backfire.



  • Kevin Hart every bit Cedric, “The Happier Divorced Guy”
  • Michael Ealy as Dominic, “The Dreamer”
  • Taraji P. Henson as Lauren Harris, “The Woman Who Is Her Own Man”
  • Terrence J every bit Michael Hanover, “The Mama’southward Boy”
  • Regina Hall as Candace Hall, “The Single Mom”
  • Jerry Ferrara as Jeremy Kern, “The Non-Committer”
  • Gabrielle Wedlock equally Kristen, “The Girl Who Wants the Ring”
  • Romany Malco every bit Zeke Freeman, “The Player”
  • Meagan Expert as Mya, “The 90 Twenty-four hours Rule Girl”
  • Steve Harvey as Himself
  • Gary Owen every bit Bennett, “The Happily Hubby”
  • Wendy Williams every bit Gail, Cedric’due south ex-wife
  • Chris Brownish equally Alex, Mya’due south ex
  • Keri Hilson as Heather
  • Jenifer Lewis equally Loretta Hanover, Michael’s mom
  • La La Anthony as Sonia, Mya’s friend
  • Caleel Harris every bit Duke, Candace’s son
  • Morris Chestnut as James Merrill, Lauren’s ex
  • Arielle Kebbel every bit Gina, Kristen’s friend
  • Kelly Rowland every bit Brenda
  • Sherri Shepherd as Vicki
  • Tika Sumpter equally Dominic’due south girlfriend
  • Tony Rock as Xavier, Zeke’s friend
  • Luenell as Aunt Winnie Hall
  • Jessica Camacho as Melissa
  • Zach Firtel as Ryan, “The Lingerer”
  • Matt Colton equally Uncle Jesse, “The Ripper”
  • Hayden Fein equally Ash, “The Trainer”
  • Andrew Ward as Runner, “The Cat”
  • J. Anthony Brown as Deacon Johnson

Half dozen professional person basketball game players fabricated cameo appearances as themselves:

  • Matt Barnes
  • Shannon Dark-brown
  • Rasual Butler
  • Darren Collison
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Metta World Peace



Critical response


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an blessing rating of 54% with an average score of 5.ane/10, based on 102 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “In
Think Similar a Man, an otherwise standard rom-com is partially elevated past a committed — and attractive — bandage, resulting in a funny have on modernistic romance.”[4]
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the motion-picture show a score of 51 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating “mixed or boilerplate reviews.”[5]

Roger Ebert of the
Chicago Sun-Times
wrote that a major trouble with the movie is that it takes seriously the advice given in the book it is based upon, commenting that such an approach “might have worked as a screwball comedy or a satire, but can you believe for a moment in characters naive enough to actually alive their lives following Steve Harvey’s advice? The consequence is a tiresome do that circles at great length through various prefabricated stories defined by the communication each couple needs (or doesn’t demand).”[six]
Ebert called the cast “superb” noting in particular the performances of Meagan Good and Kevin Hart.[six]
Owen Gleiberman of
Entertainment Weekly
too complimented Good and Hart’s functioning, too every bit Romany Malco’s performance.[7]
He ultimately gave the motion picture a “B-” grade, writing that it is “so busy tracking courtship as if information technology were a science projection that the bite-size love stories lack spontaneity.”[7]
In a positive review, Michael Phillips of the
Chicago Tribune
commended the moving-picture show for “stick[ing] to a formula without falling casualty to information technology” and commented that “its hangout factor is considerable, because the actors’ charms are considerable.”[viii]

Box function


Remember Like a Homo
grossed over $33.7 one thousand thousand during its opening weekend, an accomplishment which ended
The Hunger Games

iv-calendar week run at the #1 spot at the U.S. box office.[i]
The moving-picture show remained on atop the contest during its second week, bringing in $17.6 meg.[ix]

Every bit of June 24, 2012,
Think Similar a Homo
has earned $91,547,205 in both the United States and Canada, forth with $4,523,302 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $96,070,507 on a production budget of $12.5 million.[x]



The picture’due south soundtrack includes songs performed by numerous artists, including Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, John Fable and Future.[11]

Think Similar A Human being: Music From & Inspired by the Film
No. Championship Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
ane. “Recollect Like a Human being” Rick Ross, Ne-Yo, Harmony Samuels, Al Sherrod Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Eric Bellinger Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo featuring Rick Ross four:01
ii. “Tonight (Best You lot Always Had)” Allen Arthur, Christopher Bridges, Keith Justice, Miguel, Clayton Reilly, John Legend John Legend featuring Ludacris 3:59
3. “Need a Reason” Kelly Rowland, Lonny Bereal Kelly Rowland featuring Future and Bei Maejor 4:sixteen
4. “Won’t Brand a Fool Out of You lot” Christopher T. Stewart, Johnta Austin, Kenneth Coby Marcus Canty 4:xiii
five. “Baby Be Mine” Rod Temperton Quadron 4:17
6. “That’southward the Manner of the World” (Originally released in 1975) Maurice White, Charles Stepney, Verdine White Earth, Current of air & Fire 5:45
vii. “Liberty Ride” Keri Hilson, Arden Altino, Olivier Castelli, Akene Dunkley, Jerry Duplessis Keri Hilson 3:43
8. “Shake That Jelly” Patrizio Pigliapoco, Christopher “Tito JustMusic” Trujillo, William Wesson Billy Wes 3:15
9. “Same Ole BS” Gamble and Huff, Philip Cornish, Eric “Cire” Crawford, Kimberly Pate, Ronnie Jackson RaVaughn 3:44
x. “Fire” Brandon Hines, Antoine Harris Brandon Hines three:47
xi. “Move Film” Future, Gary Hall Future 4:04
12. “Never Too Much” (Originally released in 1981) Luther Vandross Luther Vandross iii:l
Total length: 48:50



Principal Photography for Think Similar A Human Began On July 1, 2011 in Los Angeles,California & Culver City,California and ended on 5 September 2011

Meet also


  • List of black films of the 2010s



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    “Remember Like a Man (2012)”.
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    “Think Like a Human being Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews”. ComingSoon.cyberspace. Retrieved

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    “Think Like a Human (2012)”. Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved
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    “Think Like a Man”. CBS Interactive, Metacritic. Retrieved
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    Ebert, Roger. “Think Similar a Human”. Chicago Sunday-Times. Retrieved
    April 27,

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    Gleiberman, Owen (Apr 25, 2012). “Think Similar a Man”. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved
    April 27,

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    Phillips, Michael (Apr 19, 2012). “Think Like a Man picture review”.
    Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune: Tribune Company. Retrieved

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    Downey, Ryan J. “‘Retrieve Like A Man’ Takes Box Role For Second Week”. MTV News. Retrieved
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    Goldberg, Stephanie. “‘Think Like A Man’ and the legacy of ‘Dearest Jones’“. CNN Entertainment. Retrieved
    29 May

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    “Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland Bring together ‘Think Like a Man’ Soundtrack”. Rap-Up. Retrieved
    April 28,

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    Think Like a Homo at AllMusic. Retrieved April 28, 2012

External links


  • Official website
  • Think Like a Homo
    at IMDb
  • Recall Like a Man
    at AllMovie
  • Think Like a Man
    at Box Office Mojo
  • Call back Like a Man
    at Rotten Tomatoes
  • Remember Like a Human
    at Metacritic
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