Reviewed by: Katrina Davis
CONTRIBUTOR—first time reviewer
mothers who are overly controlling parents
Should Christians be involved with lotteries or other forms of gambling? Answer
marriage in the Bible
Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
Some people are convinced that traditional marriages don’t work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?
What does it mean to be “the husband of one wife”? Answer
high credit card debts
|Featuring:||Wendi McLendon-Covey … Tish
Kevin Hart … Cedric
Meagan Good … Mya
Michael Ealy … Dominic
Kelsey Grammer … Lee Fox
Adam Brody … Isaac
Janina Gavankar … Vanessa
David Walton … Terrell
Taraji P. Henson … Lauren
Gabrielle Union … Kristen
Dennis Haysbert … Uncle Eddie
Cheryl Hines … Andrea
Chasty Ballesteros … Leikula
Regina Hall … Candace
|Director:||Tim Story—“Fantastic Four” (2005), “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007), “Ride Along” (2014)|
Will Packer Productions
|Distributor:||Screen Gems, Sony Pictures|
Prequel: “Think Like a Man” (2012)
The guys and girls take you on a raunchy ride of emotions and heart. Excitement begins as the couples merge in anticipation of the weekend, wedding festivities. The character Cedric Ward is played by Kevin Hart. Cedric Ward is quite the highly offensive, out of control, over the top, foul-mouth, who just wants to live out loud, kind of a guy. His tongue is constantly spewing offensive language. Romans 8:8 (KJV)—“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Cedric Ward is truly struggling with his flesh. His tongue is totally uncontrollable. Proverbs 21:23—“Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.” There is evidence Ward’s soul is suffering.
The couples are attempting to solve their relationship challenges in unique, individual methods. The weekend festivities are full speed ahead for the guys and the girls.
Michael (Terrence J) is the groom. Candace (Regina Hall) is the bride. This couple is facing outside interference to their union. They must remain steadfast in their convictions.
Kristen (Gabrielle Union) is together with Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara). This couple is intense in their passion. They are handling real life questions. The search for the right answers are true to life.
Mya (Meagan Good) is not impressed with Zeke (Romany Malco). This couple battles for their love like no other. Explanations are not good enough, their love and trust for one another has to be tried in the fire. Will they rise up and win?
Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) takes Dominic (Michael Ealy) on a journey. As their individual hopes and aspirations unfold, they must fight hard for what it is they really want for themselves in life. You will watch this couple routing for them to be true to self.
There are issues of adultery in each couple. No one is married. The supporting cast members also indulge in satisfying their flesh. The couples move the weekend along fast and with much adventure. Other characters are introduced that help the story along. There are some scenes that are hard to watch, as a Christian. The bar fight is intense. All couples pay the price for the violence. This fast moving adventure escalates out of control. There are funny moments that will take you off guard.
The sisterhood and the brotherhood is evident in how the couples support each other with no judgment or biblical order. Their decisions are not based on biblical foundation. They make lifestyle decisions from the heart. All of the couples have a common goal to be true to self.
Women having just as much fun as the men, and the men trying to have as much fun as the women is the main focus of the movie. There are no emotions or morals stopping their “fun.” Their desire for fun is on the same level as the men.
Throughout the movie there is strong offensive language and extreme sensual sexual misconduct: debauchery, rude behavior, disrespectful behavior, blow up doll, handcuffs, topless girls poolside, men called ladies, lap dance, faking orgasms, dancing on tables, gambling, slot machines, lesbian embrace, drugs, go go cage, vulgar hand gesture, reference to zodiac signs, strip club scenes, bar fight, one night stand, chlamydia, sexual gyrating, reference to threesome, stealing and more.
In the end, the lessons learned are heartfelt. The end of their individual journeys are arrived with intensity, struggle, and much love. Marriage is the question that is taken very seriously. Comprehending the real essence of true love makes all the difference. The movie closes with an unexpected twist in the end that took my breath away.
Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Heavy—OMG (10), “Oh G*d” (1), “God” (1), “G*d-d*mn” (1), “Jesus Christ” (1), “Lord have mercy” (1), “damn” (17), “hell” (10), SOB (1), a-words (13), slang words of male genital, etc. / Sex/Nudity: Heavy
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.