It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos. Okay….so it really isn’t, but with all that’s been going on with the big MANday Challenge, the blog days have gotten a little messed up. But I did see the movie, Think Like a Man.
Here’s the trailer:
The Verdict: First off, LOVED this movie. I was so pleasantly surprised!! I was planning on seeing The Lucky One, but my husband was out of town, and I knew it’d make me cry, and I’d have horrible dreams about him being off at war. So I went for something I thought would be a litter lighter. And this movie was SO good, y’all!!! Like it was so funny, and the love stories were just adorable. And the guys in the movie were often shirtless and looked really, really nice that way.
So the movie is based off a book. The girls learn how to think like a man and pretty soon, they are turning the tables on their men. Some lessons from the movie:
1. Don’t change the player, change the game. This involves doing something different. If your guy won’t commit, doesn’t want to get married, change what you’re doing. In the movie’s case, the couple had been together seven years, still weren’t engaged, and their apartment looked like a college dorm. She changed the game by redecorating, and eventually moving out. He proposed.
2. Strong and independent women are usually lonely women. Why? Men need to be strong, or THINK they are being strong. Men are wired to be providers. To take care of their mate. A woman has to let a man feel like they are needed, or they will find a woman who makes them feel that way. Make him feel like a man.
3. She who controls the cookie, controls the game. Don’t allow a man to unclasp your, um, cookie jar, until he has earned the right to. The Sex in the City three date rule before sex is tossed on it’s ear. You shouldn’t invite a man in for a nightcap until the 5th date. If you are serious about a man and want him to be serious about you, make him wait 90 days for sex. Most employers make you go through a probation period (usually 90 days) before you get benefits. Same idea.
4. Things you should ask a man on a date. What are your short term goals? (The answer should not be to get you in bed, unfortunately.) What are your long term goals? One of my favorite lines from the movie was when all the guys were on a bus going to a strip club. They started comparing notes and realized that all the girls had asked them about their goals. One guy said, “Strippers don’t ask me shit.” It was so funny, but you probably had to be there.
So I met this guy, and I knew he was a total player. I’d been with players before, and although they are sexy, they usually didn’t call like after. So I decided to to follow this book’s rules. And it was not easy. I met this great guy, who didn’t know what to think about me. He was good looking and had a great body and all, but we were in his car and he played me a song that he wrote and that’s when I knew he was the one. Most importantly, like all the girls I know who read this book, we all got our man. One girl I know even got engaged!!! So try the steps and see if it works for you! See if you get your own HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!
Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:
One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.
Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.
Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.
Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.
Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.
And be sure to check out I LOVE YA Fiction’s review of That Wedding!