GenreComedy, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 7, 2001 (2001-09-07) Film seriesTwo Can Play That Game Film Series CastVivica A. Fox (Shanté Smith), Morris Chestnut (Keith Fenton), Anthony Anderson (Tony), Gabrielle Union (Conny Spalding), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Karen), Tamala Jones (Tracey Johnson) Similar moviesTwo Can Play That Game and Three Can Play That Game are part of the same movie series
Two Can Play That Game is a 2001 romantic comedy film written and directed by Mark Brown. The film stars Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut.
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. The battle soon begins, though at the conclusion of the movie, Shante and Keith get back together.
Vivica A. Fox as Shante Smith
Morris Chestnut as Keith Fenton
Anthony Anderson as Tony
Wendy Raquel Robinson as Karen
Tamala Jones as Tracey Johnson
Bobby Brown as Michael
Mo'Nique as Diedre
Ray Wise as Bill Parker
Jeff Markey as Phil
Dondre T. Whitfield as Dwain
Gabrielle Union as Conny Spalding
Lee Anthony as Attorney in Elevator
Cherise Bangs as Miller Girl #2
Zatella Beatty as Cynthia
Mark Brown as Lying Man #1
Pierre Burgess as Lying Man #3
Natashia Williams as Sexy Woman in Club
Colby Kane as Calvin
Terrence "Skyy" Grant as Choir Member
Pretty Boy Duncan as Town Skank
The film opened at #2 at the U.S. Box office raking in $7,720,942 USD in its first opening weekend, behind The Musketeer. The film was released in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2002, and failed to reach the Top 10.
The film got a mixed reception at Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 43%, including 27 fresh and 36 rotten.
A direct-to-DVD film, titled Three Can Play That Game, was released in February 2008. The sequel was rated , although there still was 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.