For years, comedian Steve Harvey has been giving advice to women on his radio talk show. Then, in 2009, he wrote a book advising women to Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The book was full of advise about relationships, and how women can cull a quality man from a group of not-so-quality men. The book has been made into a romantic comedy, and the first trailer for Think Like a Man was released late last week.
It may seem unlikely that a non-fiction book with no story line could be made into a funny movie; but hey, it worked in Mean Girls. From the trailer, it looks like screenwriters Keith Merryman and David Newman came up with a clever way of getting around the fact that the book doesn't have a narrative thread, but still making the advice book integral to the movie's plot. While both Think Like a Man and What to Expect When You're Expecting look like they could be pretty funny, we're just hoping they don't spawn a whole legion of movies based on self-help books. After all, the last thing the world needs is a movie based on The Rules. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.12.11 by Mandy