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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
Julian Chen ... Tip (as Julien Chen)
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 Chris Liu ... Man With Flower (as Chris Liu)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheong Cheung ... Male Office Staff
Xingwen Jing ... Li Jing
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 (as Alex Z. Jia)
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Andy Lau .... executive producer
Albert Lee .... supervising producer
Jing Chris 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Ce que femme veut... (1993)See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
HK Neo Reviews: What Women Want, 30 March 2011
Author: ( from Australia

A superficial remake of Hollywood counterpart...

Although, What Women Want is what you proclaim as efficient, it is not a movie that affects or has any effect on you. At least that is the case, if you have seen the far superior Hollywood movie starring Mel Gibson. The problem is not the story, but rather the way the film is directed. There is absolutely no creativity or ambition, instead what the audience receive is a safe scene by scene re-dux into Chinese. If not for the attractiveness and on-screen presence of the leads, Andy Lau and Gong Li, the film would be almost unwatchable. With the two, What Women Want gets attention and with attention comes a decently made, polish production values and purely commercialised Mainland product.

One of the Achilles heels of this movie is the pairing of Gong Li and Andy Lau. There is absolutely no love chemistry in the pairing. If there is any sort of chemistry it will be that of brotherly and sisterly love. In effect, the film is doomed to have any chance of real success when the main romantic leads fail the first hurdle. In saying that, whenever the two is on-screen, there is an automatic "big star" presence about them. This not only lifts the movie up a notch, but makes the film a watchable affair from start to finish without lurking into boredom.

All in all, What Women Want is not a bad movie, in fact is more into the positive territory than not. The fact is that it is inevitable that any remake will be compare with its predecessor and in this case, the Hollywood original actually worked in all departments and even manages to convince. Sometimes, a safe bet is reasonable, but to copy scene by scene, it just lacks any sort of creativity that could have made the film better than it is. Using the idea and premises of knowing what women is feeling rather than a carbon copy can be a start. Still, What Women Want is an efficient and largely average entertain that does not ignite or fails. Watch the original, before indulging into this hugely average affair...(Neo 2011)

I rate it 6/10


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