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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

Writers:

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

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Trivia

This film is a loose remake of the 2000 film "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson, in which that plot involved Gibson acquiring the ability to hear what women are thinking. He attempts to use this power to bring about the fall of his female. In this film, the gender role is reversed and the plot here follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men's inner thoughts. See more »

Goofs

When Ali brings the cake to Ben's party and is about to leave and Will calls her back, she turns towards him and Adam Shankman's face with his chin resting on his hand is visible in the top left button on her jacket. 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

Featured in Conan: Taraji P. Henson/Tracy Morgan (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Think
Written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White
Performed by H.E.R.
Produced by Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton
Engineered by Miki Tsutsumi at Jungle City Studios, NYC and Rich Rich at Patriot Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Tony Maserati
Assistant Mix Engineers: Tyler J. Scott, James Krausse & Justin Hergert
Mixed at Mirrorball Studios, North Hollywood, CA
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Lots of the Jokes are a swing and miss in this one
9 February 2019 | by leopd12See all my reviews

Love Taraji and some of the other actors in this movie and wanted to like it. But I walk away thinking this movie is on the bad side of mediocre. Like something you would watch in the middle of the night and you had nothing but basic cable to watch.

The scrip comes off as awkward frequently throughout the movie. Several bizzare lines/scenes that just make you say "wtf" out loud. I wonder what sort of stuff was left on the cutting room floor if this is the stuff that made the movie.

There really isn't much here to draw you in. Most of the humor is jammed in just for the sake of having it.

I can appreciate doing something different with the source material, but this is basically the same exact movie with more sophomoric humor than the original. Any charm that the original had was lost with this script.


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Official Sites:

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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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