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Two Can Play That Game (film)

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Two Can Play That Game is a 2001 romantic comedy film written and directed by Mark Brown and starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut.

Two Can Play That Game
Two can play that game poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMark Brown
Produced byDoug McHenry
Lana Campbell
Larry Kennar
Mark Brown
Paddy Cullen
Robert N. Fried
Scott Wynne
Written byMark Brown
StarringVivica A. Fox
Morris Chestnut
Music byMarcus Miller
CinematographyAlexander Gruszynski
Edited byEarl Watson
Distributed byScreen Gems
Release date
  • September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$13 million[1]
Box office$22,391,450[1]



Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox) is a woman who gives advice on how to keep a man in check. Her ideals are challenged when her man, an attorney, named Keith Fenton (Morris Chestnut), threatens to stray. Smith is a well-educated woman who feels that when it comes to men and their tricks, she knows them all.

On the other end, Shante’s boyfriend Keith is being led by his friend Tony (Anthony Anderson), who thinks he knows all the tricks that women play. When Shanté's boyfriend, Keith, is caught red-handed stepping out with a co worker, Shanté institutes her "Ten Day Plan" to get her man in line.[2] The battle soon begins, though at the conclusion of the movie, Shante and Keith get back together.


Box officeEdit

The film opened at #2 at the box office in the United States, raking in $7,720,942 USD in its first opening weekend, behind The Musketeer.[1] The film was released in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2002, and failed to reach the Top 10.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

The film got a mixed reception at Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 43%, including 27 "fresh" and 36 "rotten".[4]


A direct to DVD film, titled Three Can Play That Game, was released in February 2008. The sequel was rated    , although there was still a little inappropriate content. Three Can Play That Game starred Vivica A. Fox as Shante Smith, a famous couple's counsellor. This time around, Fox's character plays a supporting role, as opposed to her starring role in the original. Morris Chestnut or his character doesn't make an appearance, but he was mentioned.


  1. ^ a b c "Two Can Play That Game (2001) – Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  2. ^ 2001, Plot Summary for Two Can Play That Game. The Internet Movie Database, August 18, 2010,
  3. ^ "Weekend box office 13th September 2002 - 15th September 2002". Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes rating". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 16 October 2016.

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