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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
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 ... 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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Details

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

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 »

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

Soundtracks

Plainsong - 60
Arranged by Brian Gulland
Courtesy of APM Music
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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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