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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
Hai Cheng 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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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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In Germany, the film was marketed as a sequel to What Women Want (2000) rather than a remake.See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Clearly not a good V-Day film to indulge in with your partner, 20 February 2011
Author: Jason Lin from Singapore

Andy Lau and Gong Li are two of the most attractive and charismatic superstars of their age and it's a perfect dream match in this romance comedy. However the film itself fails terribly and is considered mediocre at best, putting such great cast potential to a pitiful waste. The best reward is a visual treat of two fabulous personalities trying to work chemistry on the big screen.

After walking out of the theatre from this film, a raging question enveloped me.

"How did two of the greatest Asian superstars agree to such a lacklustre film?"

Most of us will have to admit that it is such a pleasure to have them on the same big screen as it surely satisfies audience members of both genders and thus holding great opportunities to appeal towards a massive audience size. Whenever I see Andy Lau working his charms on a well-composed Gong Li, it makes me wonder why youthful couples are always featured where you only get sweet puppy love and none of the enriched personalities sported by these two timeless veterans.

Nevertheless, there is only that much these superstars can aid a bad film.

What Women Want follows Benny Chan's successful remake of Hollywood's "Cellular" in another Asian attempt at similar, this time of a romance comedy genre. However it is interesting to see the project being entrusted into someone who is inexperienced with bid budget productions, which proves to be fatal indeed.

Poorly scripted and handled, it is said that it retains a high level of adherence to the original. Possibly a source of creativity and flair deadlock as the filmmakers are merely trying to shadow an original without any new blood to improve or innovate.

Almost every scene is briefly tackled on screen and soon after fleets towards the next, causing the film to feel like a superficial work of neither style nor substance. The audience will find themselves trying hard to attach themselves to the cast as much as they love to (Lau and Li are simply hard to ignore).

As a romance comedy, there isn't any quality comedy in it unfortunately to compensate for the lack of good romance chemistry between both leads. Aside from the occasional whacky stint by Andy Lau who dresses up in feminine fashion in the first half of the film, dialogues were pretty much one-two liners that were shallow and uninspiring.

The best parts of the film can be easily gathered as follow:

1. Eye candy in the form of gorgeous Gong Li and charming Andy Lau. 2. Andy Lau sings.

If these two aspects do not appeal to you in any manner, feel free to skip this film that tries hard to know what women want and has seriously neglected what the audience wants.

This is clearly not a good Valentine's Day film to indulge in with your partner (It's an annual event and thus don't risk spoiling it for your other).

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