'The Lucky One,' 'Think Like a Man,' 'Chimpanzee' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
This week at the movies, it's ladies night and you'll be feelin' right, as Steve Harvey wants you to think like a man and Zac Efron wants you to think that he is a man.
Another Nicolas Sparks novel comes to the big screen in "The Lucky One."
Zac Efron is a Marine sergeant who returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive: a picture of a woman he doesn't even know. That photo sends him on a mission to find her. And when he does, it leads to an attraction neither of them can ignore.
The Reel Deal: Look, I am clearly not the demo for this movie, so I took Mrs. Moviefone (told her we were going to see "The Hunger Games") and asked what she thought of it. First, she said Zac Efron looks like a 12-year-old boy, and then she said she's never going to the movies with me again. I guess that means we're out.
It's men versus women, sort of, in "Think Like a Man."
Four women tired of settling on the dating scene start following Steve Harvey's advice to "act like a lady and think like a man." But when the men realize what's going on, they turn the tables to teach their women a lesson.
The Reel Deal: Again, this movie is not really made for me, but I liked it (Of course, I had to go solo this time). It's got a likable, good looking cast and I think the audience is going to get exactly what they're looking for. I'm in.
For the family, there's an incredible journey deep into the jungle in "Chimpanzee." This Disney Nature film follows the curious and playful chimp Oscar. After Oscar is orphaned in a brutal encounter with another group of chimps (come on, it's a Disney film), an unlikely surrogate steps in to teach him the ways of their world.
The Reel Deal: Grab the kids, ignore Tim Allen's goofy narration, and enjoy the amazing, stunning visuals and heartwarming story of "Chimpanzee." I'm in.
In limited release, Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton are in "Darling Companion," which is about a couple put to the test when they lose their dog on vacation. And "Marley" (oddly not about a dog) is the life story of Bob Marley.
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