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When it comes to matters of the heart, keeping her man happy and committed is all in a day's work for Shanté Smith (Vivica A Fox). Shanté is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her best girlfriends Diedre (Mo'nique Imes-Jackson), Karen (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and Tracye (Tamala Jones) depend on her for advice whenever "man trouble" clouds the horizon. But when Shanté's boyfriend Keith Fenton (Morris Chestnut), is caught red-handed stepping out with her arch-rival Conny Spalding (Gabrielle Union), Shanté institutes her "ten day plan" to get him back in line.

Whether it's sexy lingerie or good home cooking, Shanté has an arsenal of weapons designed to bring a man to his knees... and back to her. She's not above playing the damsel in distress or using the ever-reliable grapevine to get Keith's attention. It's all good, because getting her man back - by any means necessary - is all that matters. Unfortunately the happy ending that Shanté expects goes sideways when Keith begins following the advice of his buddy Tony (Anthony Anderson), who brings a player's perspective to the games girls play.

In this comedic battle of the sexes, Shanté's about to discover that not only are there no rules - she's not the only one playing. With her relationship at stake and friends checking her every move, Shanté has to think fast and stay a step ahead of Keith if she has any hope luring her man back... with her pride intact.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film romance

Persons of interest

  • Vivica A Fox .... Shanté Smith
  • Morris Chestnut .... Keith Fenton
  • Anthony Anderson .... Tony
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson .... Karen
  • Tamala Jones .... Tracey Johnson
  • Bobby Brown .... Michael
  • Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson .... Diedre
  • Ray Wise .... Bill Parker
  • Dondre Whitfield .... Dwain
  • Gabrielle Union .... Conny Spalding
  • Lee Anthony .... Attorney in Elevator
  • Zatella Beatty .... Cynthia
  • Mark Brown .... Screenwriter
  • Mark Brown .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Features:
    • Behind-the-scenes: Surviving the battle of the sexes, First time at bat, Vivica A Fox makes her move
    • Commentary: Mark Brown
    • Music video: Nothing in this world by Keke Wyatt, featuring Avant
    • Picture disc
    • Talent profiles
    • Trailers: Theatrical, bonus
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 16:9 enhanced
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, Greek, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Hindi, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch, Norwegian, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Slovene

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

87 minutes (1:27 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 21 March 2002
DVD rental: 14 August 2002

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