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Think Like a Man Too


Stars: Kevin Hart, Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, David Walton

Director: Tim Story

A cynical fellow critic once suggested to me that there are only three ratings for film reviews – (1) Don’t Miss It! (2) Wait for the DVD or (3) Recommend it to an ex-lover.

This face-freezing misfire of a comedy fits firmly into the third category. As sucking sequels go, it easily outsucks them all.

I found watching the couples from the first film returning for a wedding in Las Vegas and finding their would-be romantic weekend ending up in a nightmare of assorted disasters to be a laugh-a-minute affair. Unfortunately I must have missed that one laugh. Either that or good fortune deleted the moment from my memory.

Imagine a witless, worthless revamp of The Hangover>/em> and you’re on the way to making sure you miss the endless embarrassment of a cast captured in the maw of a driveling screenplay (Keith Merryman and David A. Newman) and deciding to take the easy way out by speaking loudly and letting dire dialogue and idiotic action have their unfortunate way.

Kindness prevents me from naming the luckless performers overdoing it here.
Mike Story (who can barely tell one) referees the rubbish rather than direct it and, to shamelessly steal an appropriate slogan, “What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas”.

Alan Frank

USA 2014. UK Distributor: Sony. Colour.
105 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 12A.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 1, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 2, Swearing 2.

Review date: 20 Sep 2014