What Women Want

2000 "He has the power to hear everything women are thinking. Finally... a man is listening."
6.4| 2h7m| en| More Info
Released: 15 December 2000 Released
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Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

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Baseshment I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
Bluebell Alcock Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies
Kaelan Mccaffrey Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
Philippa All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
Prismark10 Before his well publicised meltdown in 2006, this was as good as it gets for Mel Gibson as an actor. A romantic lead, a little bit of crooning like ol blue eyes and a few dance steps like Fred Astaire witout resorting to any violence. It is such as shame the story wa so humdrum.Gibson is a womanising lothario, Nick Marshall. An arrogant advertising executive who has made it big, the underlings at the firm especially the females get short shrift. The ad agency wants to target women as they think it is losing ad business for the female market. Marshall's boss hires Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt) who is brought in from the outside as Marshall's superior to specifically target the female ad market which causes Marshall some distress.After a mishap in the bathroom when Marshall electrocutes himself, he finds that he can read women's mind. At first he is dazed and confused but soon learns that he can use this skill for his own advantage. Both for professional and personal reasons. He steals Maguire's ideas and gets a major account but soon repents.This film could had been so much better. The gimmick feels stretched and the film's pacing drops in the middle. It is amiable enough but actually wastes its cast that includes Alan Alda, Marisa Tomei and Bette Midler.
Joshua Cimarric-Penczek Mel Gibson finds himself able to read the minds of women after a freak accident. Meanwhile, audiences find themselves able to read plot holes and poor screen writing after being enlightened by this film.Mel Gibson does a decent job in the role, although maybe that's because he's good at being a misogynistic douchebag in real life. In the film, he steps into a stew of women products conducted from his bathtub and gains the ability to read women's thoughts. And what do women think of? Complex thoughts involving life, their emotions and feelings, and/or their roles in society? Nope! Instead, women only think about dieting, being skinny, looking pretty, and smelling pretty. The women are also portrayed as schizophrenic, though this is entirely, 100% the fault of an awful director. It shows that women don't want to be loved, as Mel get's accused of being gay for "being perfectly in tune" with the woman he's dating. Yah, I totally believe woman would hate being cared for. Whenever a woman has a thought tantrum, her thoughts match that of her body movements. If she's screaming in her head, she's screaming with her body too. In one scene, Hellen Hunt accidentally stares at Mel's penis, resulting in her making these over-the-top body language movements. We as the audience can hear her thoughts, but in reality, it would be dead silent while she jumps back and fourth spinning around. This happens at least ten times in this movie.The film is abysmal, as proved by its ending, where Hunt fires Gibson but still wants to have coitus with him...and the movie just stops. Awful, awful experience in some of the laziest filmmaking in history. The film was written and directed by a woman, so I'm not sure what went wrong.
jessegehrig Mel Gibson's teeth are super white on the movie's cover art. Like white as the driven snow. Not a funny movie not a romantic movie its billed as a romantic comedy, perhaps done so out of irony? Yes, somewhere deep down inside this movie is an actual good movie, but whatever depth that is, its utterly unaccessible. This movie's main problem: they take a good idea ( macho creep suddenly can read woman's minds and over the course of the story grows and changes ) and approach it from the most cowardly angle. Were the writers truly courageous the movie could have exposed the ridiculous nature of the human condition for both sexes, instead the film makers give us recycled jokes and ideas. Good news everybody, we can do better!
Wuchak ...this one's quite good."What Woment Want" (2000) is about a chauvinistic executive (Mel Gibson) who accidentally receives the power to hear women's thoughts, which is both scary and enlightening (and funny). Helen Hunt plays his romantic insterest while Lauren Holly is his ex-wife and Marisa Tomei his one-night stand. Ashley Johnson is also on hand as his daughter, who is shocked when she sees her distant father showing signs of really caring.The ending gets a little too mushy, but "What Women Want" is consistently entertaining throughout. It's basically a story of redemption -- a chauvinistic man learning the error of his ways in a fun way, and changing.The film runs 127 minutes and was mostly shot in Chicago with some senes in the Los Angeles area.GRADE: B+