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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.

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Adam Shankman

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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
Mathias Alvarez ... Valet Guy
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 Taj-Naranja Jenkines ... Tough Boxer
Aldis Hodge ... Will
Auston Jon Moore ... Ben (as Auston Moore)
Devonta Freeman ... Devonta Freeman
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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.

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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,440,612, 18 February 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The character Jamal Barry was drafted 1st overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. In reality, DeAndre Ayton was the first overall draft pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. 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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Unfunny, well acted, Come-Uppance film.
14 February 2019 | by greatsewing1See all my reviews

Far too many writers (3) spoil the flow of this well produced, well acted comedy/rama that has very few laughs. I saw it mid afternoon in NYC and no one was laughing but for a climactic wedding scene so tasteless, it must be seen. Taraji is so smooth and accomplished as an actress, she could basically do anything, but without a few laughs to keep the flow going, this movie drowns in its own diverse ambition. There isn't enough "eavesdropping" to keep the audience interested, not enough jokes that work but they do try, not enough originality for any of the stereotypical men, and way too much music filler that could have been used for meaningful dialogue. But lack of dialogue seems to be par for the course these days given other half baked scripts like The Upside, Vice and the recent A Star is Born. That said, Taraji is well worth seeing in her transformation, and the supporting cast does their bet with what they have, but Erikah Badu steals the picture and she is absolutely fantastic. The vulgarity is appropriate, even if overdone. Mercifully we were spared any mention of the "n" word. But the additional scenes with Ms. Badu after the film is over indicate there might have been more funny stuff left on the cutting room floor.


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