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What Men Want (2019)

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A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Tina Gordon (screenplay by) (as Tina Gordon Chism), Peter Huyck (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Ali Davis
Kristen Ledlow Kristen Ledlow ... Kristen Ledlow
Josh Brener ... Brandon Wallace
Kellan Lutz ... Captain Fucktastic
Jason Jones ... Ethan Fowler
Justin Alvarez ... Valet Guy (as Mathias Alvarez)
Chris Witaske ... Eddie
Max Greenfield ... Kevin Myrtle
Paul Brian Johnson ... Scott (as Paul B. Johnson)
Brian Bosworth ... Nick Ivers
Kausar Mohammed ... Jenna Abbiddi
Richard Roundtree ... Skip Davis
Taj-Naranja Jenkines ... Tough Boxer
Aldis Hodge ... Will
Auston Jon Moore ... Ben (as Auston Moore)
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Storyline

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She Can Hear Men's Thoughts. Let the Games Begin.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content throughout, and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Men Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,232,087, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$54,611,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,216,294
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam Shankman's first R-rated film. See more »

Goofs

When Brandon sits at Ali's desk for a raise, towards the end of the film, reflected in his glasses you can see lighting equipment and Green Screen. See more »

Quotes

Sister: That's just Jasmine tea. If you don't count the weed, and the peyote, and the crack.
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Crazy Credits

Psychic Sister has sessions with all the main characters during the first part of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: What Men Want/The Prodigy (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Push It
Written by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor (as Herby E. Azor) and Ray Davies (as Raymond Davies)
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Island Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nothin' like Mel Gibson's great movie "What Women Want"
1 March 2019 | by coastdazeSee all my reviews

Flat out this movie was too gross to appreciate the infrequent funny lines. This is about a nasty female in corporate America. I was surprised and disappointed in Taraji taking on this kind of low-class role. For me there was nothing at all entertaining about this movie and it ticked me off seeing another portrayal of this type of woman. I'm trying to think of something to say about the movie, but I can't. It had nothing in it to make it stand out. It was silly and portrayed the ugly, nasty side of some women today. Ultra formula comedy and a waste of film, imo. Gosh, I really dislike it when they put out trash like this...as you can probably tell.


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