Nicholas Sparks writes
He carries the photo for the rest of his tour. When he returns to America, he sets out to find the mystery woman in the photo.
Of course he finds the lovely lady, a single mom played by
But don't worry. You know the drill: Love conquers all!
Ratcheting up battle of the sexes
The romantic comedy
Based onSteve Harvey'sbook "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," it aims to give advice to women on how to get the ultimate in a relationship — including respect and a ring — by giving away men's secrets.
So we get a formulaic ensemble of great-looking types such as the Mama's Boy, the Dreamer, the Non-Committal Boy, the Single Mom, and the Woman-Who-is-Her-Own-Man. They're good people who eventually consult the book to figure out how to outwit the opposite sex in the game of love.
The movie is funny-cute and sometimes raunchy thanks to
With a likable cast that includes
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.