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What Women Want (2000)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Marshall
... Darcy Maguire
... Lola
... Dan Wanamaker
... Alex Marshall
... Morgan Farwell
... Gigi
... Eve
... Margo
... Erin the File Girl
... Annie
... Sue Cranston
... Dina
... Flo the Doorwoman
... Stella
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Storyline

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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15 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,614,543, 17 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$182,811,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,300,000
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Trivia

One of two 2000's releases starring both Mel Gibson and Logan Lerman, with the second film being The Patriot (2000). In this film, Lerman plays Gibson character as a child, while in the war epic he played one of Gibson's sons. See more »

Goofs

When Darcy takes Nick to her new apartment he is standing in the doorway and loosens his tie. When he approaches her to go into the dining room, it's securely knotted again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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The Best Is Yet To Come
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Nancy Wilson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Had me laughing out loud
21 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

This was the most fun I've had movie-watching in at least a year. It had me laughing, talking to the characters (mainly "Oh, no!" and "Watch out!"), and eager to see what would happen next. I guess it's true that women are difficult for men to understand because what we're are thinking often contradicts what we're saying. What DO women want? The casting was wonderful, the acting was superb, and the direction was perfect. I heard that Tim Allan had been considered for the lead role. He would've been a great choice, but so was Mel Gibson. Bravo to one and all! Now how about doing a similar movie with a woman hearing men's thoughts, hmmmm? Just as Shirley Temple helped distract grateful Americans from the Great Depression, we need more comedies like this to distract us from equally-distressing things.


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