Directed by: Tim Story
In this sequel to the 2012 film Think Like a Man, which in turn was inspired by Steve Harvey‘s best-selling book Act Like a Lady Think like a Man, all the couples from the first film are back for the wedding of Zeke (Romany Malco) and Mya (Good) in Las Vegas. Needless to say, plans for a nice, romantic weekend go completely awry when the various misadventures of the men and the women get them each into some very compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Unlike the first film that was essentially narrated by Harvey, this one is narrated and essentially a showcase for Kevin Hart who has become something of a break-out star over the past couple of years with roles. Here (in the role of Cedric) he is trying to throw Zeke the best bachelor party that anyone has ever had, and, screwing it up spectacularly in the process. He winds up spending too much money, getting things wrong and in general causing all sorts of hilarious cinematic mayhem that only Hart’s on-screen persona can cause.
Ultimately, this film turns into a weird mash-up conglomeration of The Hangover, Last Vegas, and pretty much every other film that Hart has been in over the past couple of years. Not to say that any of that is bad, as the film is humorous (if predictable), and serves up as not only entertaining but as a treatise as to what not to do when a) planning a group trip to Vegas, and b) planning a wedding and/or bachelor party in Vegas.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing films for some 30 years. During that time, his movie reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular articles and movie reviews.