Film review: Think Like a Man Too

It ends up as a frantic, overstuffed follow-up that more closely resembles a Hangover sequel.

The actor Kevin Hart as Cedric in a scene from Think Like a Man Too.

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Think Like a Man Too

Director: Tim Story

Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Drake

Two stars

Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling relationship-advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the resulting film was a box-office hit two years ago. The Las Vegas-set sequel features the entire original ensemble including Kevin Hart, as well as several new additions to the cast, but ends up as a frantic, overstuffed follow-up that more closely resembles a Hangover sequel. The four couples are again facing relationship issues: Michael (Terrence J) and the single mother Candace (Regina Hall) are about to get married; the newlyweds Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) and Kristen (Gabrielle Union) are at odds over her desire to get pregnant; Lauren's (Taraji P Henson) and Dominic's (Michael Ealy) relationship is threatened when she receives a job offer that entails moving to New York; Mya (Meagan Good) is unable to get over Zeke's (Romany Malco) reputation as a player. Add to this Cedric (Hart), the height-impaired Lothario, and the film becomes simply too exhausting and tedious to watch. The celebrity cameos include Drake and the boxer Floyd Mayweather, with the latter making Mike Tyson seem a comic genius by comparison. Kelsey Grammer also shows up for a couple of scenes, to little effect.

* AP