Martin (Mekhi Phifer- O, 8 Mile, “ER”) has spent his life being a good son, a good brother and a good friend, but his luck with women is all bad. The soft-spoken arts columnists hasn’t had a date in three years since losing his fiancee to bi-curiosity, and when he meets Paula (Tangi MIller- Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, TV’s “Felicity”), the pretty young art professor who lives upstairs, Martin’s lack of experience is all to apparent. Enter brother Junnie (Andre B. Blake- Stepmom), and expert in scamming and scheming. The ultimate “player” intends to teach Martin how to get any woman he wants.
Sporting a new look and a new attitude, Martin is becoming a regular Casanova as he spends every night on the prowl with Junnie. But it isn’t long before reality closes in. A missed deadline places his job in jeopardy, he’s losing the respect of his best friend, and worst of all, Paula is under the impression that he’s a womanizer. Meanwhile, Junnie’s hustles are turning into hassles as both his landlady and his racketeer boss are demanding money he doesn’t have. Do nice guys really finish last? is responsibility a blessing or a cure? When is being a player just too much work? Martin and Junnie struggle with these questions against a backdrop of contemporary Harlem.