TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME
Battle of the Sexes
Release Date: September 07, 2001
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sex Farce
Audience: Older teenagers & adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony
Director: Mark Brown
Writer: Mark Brown
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Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Vivica A. Fox plays advertising executive Shanté Smith, who is so adept at keeping her boyfriend Keith happy and committed that her best girlfriends ask her for advice. When Shanté catches Keith dancing with her arch-rival Conny, she institutes her “Ten Day Plan” to get her man back in line. Keith, however, has plans of his own to let her know who’s boss. He follows the advice of his buddy, Tony, who knows all about the games that a smart woman like Shanté can play. With her relationship and reputation at stake, Shanté has to think fast and stay a step ahead of Keith and Tony.
TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME starts slow, but builds comic momentum when Keith and Shanté try to anticipate each other’s next move. Vivica A. Fox (KINGDOM COME) does a fine job as the female lead and is ably supported by Morris Chestnut (THE BEST MAN and THE BROTHERS) as Keith and Anthony Anderson (KINGDOM COME and EXIT WOUNDS) as Tony. Regrettably, the movie seems to slow down again at the end; it needs a better, funnier finish. Also, the movie includes plenty of foul language and sexual dialogue. It also includes scenes which mock the Christian commitment of many African Americans. In fact, the whole movie has a strong lackadaisical attitude about premarital sex. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® cannot really recommend it.
TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME starts slow, but builds momentum when Keith and Shanté try to anticipate each other’s next move. Vivica A. Fox performs well as the female lead as do Morris Chestnut as Keith and Anthony Anderson as Tony. The movie needs a better, funnier finish, however. Also, it includes plenty of foul language and sexual dialogue. It also contains two scenes which mock the Christian commitment of many African Americans. In fact, the whole movie has a strong lackadaisical attitude about premarital sex.