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When it comes to matters of the heart, keeping her man happy and committed is all in a day's work for Shante Smith. Shante is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends Diedre, Karen and Tracye depend on her for advice whenever "man trouble" clouds the horizon.
Comedy Romantic - This light romantic comedy will have most appeal to teens and young
adults, particularly couples. Some salty dialogue may off-put older
viewers, and some raunchiness make the film inappropriate for
Vivica A. Fox KINGDOM COME, IDLE HANDS Morris Chestnut THE BROTHERS, THE BEST MAN Anthony Anderson LIFE, KINGDOM COME Wendy Raquel Robinson Tamala Jones THE BROTHERS, BOOTY CALL Mo Nique Gabrielle Union THE BROTHERS Director: Mark Brown
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Some clothed groping; sex talk. VIOLENCE: One punch. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Lots of verbal/situational humor, much of it sex-related.
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Review Above Average "The movie does have charm and moments of humor, but
what it doesn't have is romance. Shante doesn't just narrate a little from time
to time; she must have half the dialogue in the movie, even interrupting love
scenes to explain to the audience in great detail what is happening, and why.
What we basically have here is "Waiting to Inhale."
Review Average "Billed as a comic battle of the sexes, Two Can Play That
Game should have focused more on the comedy and less on the battle. One
would have liked to get to know these characters in more depth to determine what
motivates them (besides a sense of competition and some petty jealousies). All's
fair in love and war, but we expect more from movies.''
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Review Average "...a sassy romantic battle of the sexes with a refreshing
African-American slant. Speaking directly to the audience (a device used
reasonably effectively throughout the film), Shante opines: "The first time
your man messes up, no matter how minor the infraction, punish him. Punish him hard."
And boy, does she ever.''
Review Average "Vivica A. Fox's bright-eyed sensuality keeps this otherwise
trivial follow-up to "How to Be a Player" from being a waste of a good
Saturday night date. There probably isn't another actress anywhere who could
make that corny self-advertisement work."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We were only able to collect 19 opinions. Not a well attended movie. The opinions are decent, but not great. The lack of any real low opinions makes it a movie I can recommend. You may not love it, but you should, at the very least, find it entertaining.
When it comes to matters of the heart, keeping her man happy and committed is
all in a day's work for Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox). Shante is so adept at
navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends Diedre, Karen and
Tracye (Mo'Nique, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tamala Jones, respectively) depend
on her for advice whenever "man trouble" clouds the horizon.
But when Shante's boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) is caught red-handed
stepping out with her arch-rival Conny (Gabrielle Union), Shante institutes her
"Ten Day Plan" to get her man in line. Whether its sexy lingerie or
good home cooking, Shante has an arsenal of weapons designed to bring a man to
his knees...and back to her. She's not above playing the damsel in distress or
using the ever-reliable local grapevine to get Keith's attention. It's all good,
because getting her man back - by any means necessary - is all that matters.
Unfortunately the happy ending that Shante expects goes sideways when Keith
begins following the advice of his buddy Tony (Anthony Anderson), who brings a
player's perspective to the games girls play. In this comedic battle of the
sexes, Shante's about to discover that not only are there no rules - she's not
the only one playing.
With her relationship at stake and her friends checking her every move,
Shante has to think fast and stay a step ahead of Keith if she has any hope of
bringing her man back...with her pride intact.