Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Two Can Play That Game”

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Roger Ebert Says…

Roger Ebert usually has some pretty thoughtful things to say about all movies and is often one of the few mainstream critics who understand black films. While he thought there were charming moments from the movie, he ultimately thought the playing of the games was a bit cheesy.

The movie does have charm and moments of humor, but what it doesn’t have is romance. The Shante character is so analytical and calculating that life with her might be hell on earth for poor Keith, even with all of Tony’s advice. By Day 7, I was wondering if any man is worthy of (or deserves) such treatment. And Shante doesn’t just narrate a little from time to time; she must have half the dialogue in the movie, even interrupting love scenes to explain to the audience in great detail what is happening, and why. What we basically have here is “Waiting to Inhale.”

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