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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Several positive messages for couples about the importance of honesty and communication in a relationship. One couple's differences revolve around an overbearing mother-in-law, but the couple shows that you need to honor your parents even as you stand up for your current or future spouse. Each couple's relationship has a different "message," but they're all positive.
Positive Role Models
The characters don't always behave in the most exemplary ways, but almost all of the them are happily married or "together" this time around, so they do show how much they care for their partners.
Violence & Scariness
A fist fight breaks out among the friends, and there's a pretty long brawl in a strip club that leads to multiple arrests.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
As in the first film, there are lots of references to sex (though this time they're regarding monogamous couples, rather than folks who are casually dating or hooking up). Couples are shown in the act of foreplay, kissing in bed, and just after sex, but there are no lingering sex scenes. Nearly every couple in the movie is shown about to have or just having had sex, including one Game of Thrones-themed "role playing" sequence. Some bare backs/cleavage and scantily clad folks in strip clubs.
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Fairly frequent use of strong language, including "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," "p---y," "t-tties," "jackass," "damn," "hell," "crap," "goddamn," "d--k," "douchebag," and the start of the "N" word, etc.
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Products & Purchases
Caesars Palace is the movie's main location. Also glimpses of Nike, Ferrari, Under Armour, and Bebe logos/products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of social drinking in the nighttime scenes in Vegas, particularly at the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Jeremy is known for being a pot head, and his stash of edible marijuana is accidentally consumed by all of the women except for one.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Think Like a Man Too is the sequel to 2012's popular relationship comedy Think Like a Man, and, like the original, it has enough sexual humor and content (foreplay, kissing, role playing, skimpy outfits) to make it an iffy choice for younger or immature teens. But for older teens and adults, it's actually a very pro-monogamy, pro-marriage comedy that focuses on what's important in a healthy relationship: honesty and communication. There's a good bit of strong language ("a--hole," "s--t," "p---y") as well as alcohol use and an accidental pot-fueled bachelorette party (the marijuana is in what looks like breath mints). Given the subject matter and the '90s references and cameos, this movie is likely to be more fun for Gen-X adults than teens. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The laugh-out-loud moments aren't as plentiful this time around; on the other hand, there's also thankfully less of Steve Harvey and his patronizing relationship advice. There really wasn't any point in revisiting these characters, who were left in pretty satisfying unions at the end of Think Like a Man, but the cast is so charming and their chemistry as friends and lovers so appealing that it's no wonder writer-director Tim Story signed on for a sequel. But while there are obstacles in each couple's way, they're so obviously temporary that there's no real drama in the plot as it unfolds. That means that the comedic tension is placed squarely on Hart's shoulders, leaving him to carry the bulk of the comedy himself.
Still, the addition of Bennett and Tish works well, especially when McLendon-Covey is given a makeover from suburban mommy wear (long skirt, cardigan, comfortable sandals) to killer stilettos, curve-hugging dress, and a brand-new attitude. The Bridesmaids and Reno 911! alum is one of the funniest actresses in Hollywood, so when she joins the other women in a long music-video version of the song "Poison," it's hilarious. For fans of the original, this is mostly more of the same, while those who weren't into the predecessor likely won't find much to connect with here, either, except for the sillier gags, which are amusing, even if they're really just filler for the lack of a substantial plot.
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