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What Women Want -- After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.
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  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Sun Zigang

Li Gong ... Li Yilong

Li Yuan ... Yanni
Julien Chen ... Tip
Chengru Li ... CEO Dong
Jing Hu ... Zhao Hong
Anya ... Mrs. Dong

Russell Wong ... Peter

Kelly Hu ... Girl in Lotto Commercial
Deshun Wang ... Sun Meisheng
Chang Shen ... Masseuse
Jie Yang ... Photographer
Tami Zhao ... Model
Luxi Yang ... Model
Di Chang ... Male Model
Ic Girls ... Girl Band
Jiajia Chen ... Girl at Bar
Ying Zhang ... Auntie Liu
Amy ... Girl Waiting at the Office
Juan Du ... Sun Fang (Hippo)
Mengyang Wen ... Li Kege (Coco)
Baobao Sun ... Twin
Jiaojiao Sun ... Twin
Jia Tao ... Duoduo
Daming Chen ... Young Sun Meisheng
Ni Jiao ... Zigang's Mother
Yue Yu ... Young Sun Zigang
Shuangshuang Pan ... Tammi
Fangyuan Chang ... Liu Yang
Nu Du ... Christmas Tree
Telly Liu ... Fang Li

Zhu Zhu ... Xiao Wu
Andrew Edelson ... Groom
Yue Zhang ... Doudou's Classmate
Niu Niu ... Doudou's Classmate

Osric Chau ... Chen Erdong
Dede Nickerson ... Client
Haizhen Wang ... Nurse
Jing Liu ... Man With Flower (as Chris Liu)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheong Cheung ... Male Office Staff
Bihe Liu ... Flight Attendant
Mian Wang ... Flight Attendant

Directed by
Daming Chen 
Writing credits
Josh Goldsmith (story) &
Cathy Yuspa (story) and
Diane Drake (story)

Josh Goldsmith (screenplay) &
Cathy Yuspa (screenplay)

Daming Chen (adaptation)

Eva Cao  adaptation

Produced by
Jeffrey Chan .... executive producer
Jeffrey Chan .... producer
Daming Chen .... producer
Sanping Han .... executive producer
Xiaoli Han .... supervising producer
Alex Jia .... associate producer
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Andy Lau .... executive producer
Nga-Bok Lei .... supervising producer (as Albert Lee)
Jing Liu .... producer (as Chris Liu)
Jun Liu .... co-producer
Telly Liu .... associate producer
Dede Nickerson .... producer
Dong-ming Shi .... supervising line producer (as Shi Dongming)
Mike Hyun-dong Suh .... supervising producer
Christophe Tseng .... co-producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... principal producer
Hao Zhang .... supervising producer
Zhenyan Zhang .... line producer
Haicheng Zhao .... administrative producer (as Zhao Haicheng)
Jiang Zhong .... supervising line producer
Original Music by
Christopher O'Young (original score by)
Cinematography by
Max Da-Yung Wang (director of photography) (as Max Wang)
Film Editing by
Nelson Quan 
Production Design by
Zhuoyi Li 
Art Direction by
Diyou Luo 
Costume Design by
Yikai Li 
Makeup Department
Yu Lai Cheng .... makeup artist: Andy Lau (as Jeng Yue-Lai)
Wei Gu .... hair stylist
Jianming Mu .... hair stylist: Li Gong
Alex So .... makeup artist: Li Gong
Junjian Zheng .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jiawen Bai .... post-production manager
Jiawen Bai .... production executive
Tianhui Ge .... unit production manager
Dai Kate .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ming Goong .... second assistant director
Kim Wah Lou .... first assistant director
Zhang Yang .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fuli Cao .... property master
Sound Department
Wei An .... sound director
Wei He .... sound editor
Shuo Li .... production sound mixer
Jianqin Shen .... mixer
Visual Effects by
Osric Chau .... visual effects supervisor assistant
Xiaowei Guan .... compositor
Yue Jia .... compositor
Gene Shih .... visual effects supervisor
Wes Takahashi .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Stanley Tsang .... visual effects supervisor assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Yong Qiang Cao .... best boy (as Cao Yongqiang)
Yongan Cao .... electrician
Takuji Murata .... second unit director of photography
Bing Rui Sun .... electrician (as Sun Bingrui)
Lihong Wang .... chief lighting technician
Xiaofeng Zhang .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Weihong Hang .... costumer
Xiaoguang Liu .... costumer
Stephanie Wong .... image designer: Andy Lau
Bruce Yu .... image designer: Andy Lau
Yunzhuo Zhou .... wardrobe department head
Editorial Department
Peter Ahn .... digital intermediate project manager
Clarence Deng .... assistant editor
Yong-gi Lee .... digital intermediate supervisor (as Yonggi Lee)
Ethan Park .... colorist
Elizabeth Rao .... assistant editor
Edward Chiyun Yi .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra .... score performer
Wes Chew .... score producer
Drew Hanratty .... composer assistant (as Andrew Hanratty)
Christopher O'Young .... conductor
Pierre Pradat .... piano
Flynn Wheeler .... additional music by
Other crew
Phoebe Chow .... dubbing director: cantonese version
Mingna Liu .... production accountant
Gene Shih .... main and end titles designer
Jia-Li Wang .... continuity (as Wang Jiali)
Hong Yan .... assistant production accountant
Dapeng Zhou .... co-production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wo zhi nv ren xin" - China (original title)
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China:116 min | USA:116 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In Germany, the film was marketed as a sequel to What Women Want (2000) rather than a remake.See more »
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Remake of Ce que femme veut... (1993)See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
If you saw Mel Gibson version, do not expect entertainment, 26 February 2012
Author: redfordxx from Czech Republic

(...However I believe you can still enjoy the US version after watching this one;-) If you saw neither 2000 original, nor 2011 remake, stop reading here and go watch the original.

In the beginning about me: I am not Chinese and I saw 2000 original. This things made me probably evaluate the movie lower than others. In other words, Chinese patriot who didn't see original would enjoy the movie better.

The reason I made TODAY IMDb registration just to write this review, was someone mentioning somewhere without seeing the original, that this movie is probably better because Mel Gibson is more action hero than romantic actor. (I am simplifying here) Not true. And I had to mention it. Imho, Mel Gibson did good job acting as well as other actors in the original movie.

I admit I don't know Chinese culture, so there can be some entertaining things I am missing. I also was not as comfortable watching the subtitles as it would be with English audio. Although English is not my native language, I dare to say that either the dialogs are shallow (I am sorry), or more probably the translation to English subtitles was bad. Not as bad as in early eastern martial arts movies, however, in that kind of movie it didn't matter that much.

The story itself: I consider it the worst handled remake I ever saw. But the producers probably thought that there is like one billion people in China who didn't see the original and will like it. I would say there are several types of scenes in this move here is my breakdown: 1) scenes copied exactly (I had no entertainment here, because it was exactly same as original) 2) scenes slightly simplified (20% simplification of the scene usually means like 80% of humor reduction) 3) scenes with small additions (usually stupid) 4) scenes completely changed, removed, added...(probably done because otherwise the similarity of the remake would be too bad...however, I cannot recall any change of that kind which increases the quality of the Chinese version)

To have an example what I mean by 2 and 3, here is short dialog from the movie (very shortened - not word to word). This will NOT SPOIL the entire movie:

Boss: What do you think about the graphics? (both versions)

She thinks: (is thinking about them and he hears it) (both versions)

He: (answers exactly what she thinks) (both versions)

She thinks: How can he think same as me??? (Chinese only, in US version mimics only which is much better: does the Chinese director think the audience is stupid?)

Boss: Good idea, hey come to my office later, I have new cubans. (both versions)

He: Cool. (both versions)

She: OK. (US only)

Boss: You smoke cigars? (US only)

She: No. (US only: this is what makes it funny, otherwise mentioning he cubans is just empty smalltalk)

I was going to watch the movie, because I considered the original pretty entertaining and I thought the Asian version would be entertaining in different way. WRONG. Howgh.

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