Review By Monique Thompson
When it comes to sequels to a successful comedy like 2012’s Think Like A Man, there’s always that 50/50 chance that it will be a total dud and fall short of viewers expectations. But thankfully, Think Like A Man Too, is far from that and is outrageously funny right from the start.
The entire original cast returns to reprise their roles as they all gather in Las Vegas for Candace (Regina Hall) and Michael’s (Terrence J) wedding. But each couple has a few relationship issues they must confront while in Vegas. There’s Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) and Kristen (Gabrielle Union) who’s now married but disagreeing on whether to start a family, and Dominic (Michael Ealy) and Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) who’s still enjoying that “can’t get enough of each other” phase of their relationship while trying to balance their careers. Then there’s Maya (Meagan Good) and Zeke (Romany Malco) dealing with the fact that flings from Zeke’s past keep popping up, Tish (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and Bennett (Gary Owen) who are the veterans of the whole marriage thing, and the bride and groom still dealing with Michael’s overly nosey and controlling mother Loretta (Jenifer Lewis). And lastly, there’s the groom’s best man, Cedric (Kevin Hart) who’s single and ready to mingle!
While each couple has their relationship issues to work through, they still all vow to have one of the most memorable times of their lives. The girls and guys separate to begin their bachelor/bachelorette party shenanigans but end up in compromising situations all transpiring the night before the big day.
Without a very deep or intense plot, TLAM2 garners the attention of viewers with the characters undeniable chemistry as not only couples but friends, and of course countless funny moments. Kevin Hart nails it yet again with unjustifiable actions that lead to uncontrollable outbursts of laughter and several head shakes wondering exactly what he’ll do next. No doubt, Kevin is one of those comedians you will either love to love or love to hate but there is no denying his talent and acting, which is continuing to improve with each and every film.
Based on Steve Harvey’s best-seller Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man book, there’s no escaping the relationship tips that warrant from the diversity of the couples. There’s at least one, or maybe even two, of the couples that many people can relate their relationship to and even find things or at least a common ground to repair some of the lows in relationships.
Think Like A Man Too, is the perfect romantic comedy to start the summer season off with.
In theaters everywhere Friday June 20th
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