The battle of the sexes climaxes in Two Can Play That Game, a movie where a strong and smart-thinking woman (Vivica Fox) and a not-so-smart but still capable man (Morris Chestnut) square off on a ten day duel to win the other back without giving in first.
Entertainment ensues after a woman who knows just how to handle relationships learns that her man has been nearly cheating on her and she decides to break him before letting him back in her life. However, he is not quite as dim-witted as she thinks he is (or at least he has help from one of his friends), and so the victor is anybody's guess.
Two Can Play That Game is told in an interesting fashion, with much of the story being narration. Fox merely turns to the camera two say what she's thinking, and I must admit I was struck a little off guard by it. I think the movie would have looked a little better had her voice just been put in over the action, instead of her actually talking to the camera, but as time goes on, you get used to it. However, I did notice that in a few scenes you can hear her voice but she isn't talking to the camera, which seems a little irregular.
In terms of comedy, Two Can Play That Game is moderately funny. It has some decent jokes and most of the characters are entertaining, but much of the movie is not laugh-out-loud funny. Some of Fox's "rules" could have been phrased a little better, as could some of the dialogue. Still, there are enough situational jokes and gags to keep the movie going.
Two Can Play That Game is much like The Brothers and The Best Man in terms of humor, but is nowhere near the level that those movies were. Still, That Game is a nice change of pace from other "chick flicks," if you can call this that, and has enough entertaining movies to keep an audience interested.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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