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After an accident, a chauvenistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

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After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

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Nick, a somewhat chauvinistic advertising exec hot shot, has his life turned haywire when a fluke accident enables him to hear what women think. At first all he wants to do is rid himself of this curse, until a wacky psychologist shows him that this could be used to his advantage! His first target is Darcy McGuire, the very woman that got the promotion he wanted. But just as his plan is beginning to work, love gets in the way... Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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He has the power to hear everything women are thinking. Finally... a man is listening.


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Lo que ellas quieren  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,375,075 (UK) (2 February 2001)

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ESP 1,712,022,838 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The ad agencies are loosely based around the Chicago agency Leo Burnett and the New York agency BBDO. See more »

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When Nick gets directions to the file girl's apartment from the Chinese woman, her grip on the umbrella changes between shots. See more »

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Woman: [voiceover] You know the expression, "a man's man". A man's man is the leader of the pack, the kind of man other men look up to, admire, and emulate. A man's man is the kind of man who - just doesn't get what women are about.
Gigi: Nick, my ex-husband, is the ultimate man's man. I probably never should have married him. I don't think he understood a thing about me.
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A romantic comedy that a guy can see too
1 February 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is pretty much the typical romantic comedy, but with an interesting twist; the main character has the ability to hear womens thoughts. The important thing was that for it to work, the character would be placed in a lot of interesting comical situations, where you could laugh at it, without it being too mocking of womens thoughts, or too far-out to enjoy. It succeeds pretty well, however the way the character gains and loses the ability were handled somewhat poorly. The humor is good, and there is plenty of it, throughout the entire runtime. The characters were believable, and the main character eventually grew to be likable. The plot was good, and the acting likewise. The only thing that brings the movie down, is the poor execution of the gain/loss of the ability to hear womens thoughts, and the sugar-sweet ending, that was too predictable and plain boring, as anyone who's seen one of the hundreds(possibly thousands) of romantic comedies out there. No actual new stuff brought to the table, apart from the interesting and original concept of a man being able to hear what women are thinking. OK for a romantic comedy. 7/10


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