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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Joe 'Dolla' Barry says General Motors was founded by Asparagus Chevrolet in 1884. It was actually founded by William Crapo Durant in 1908. See more »

Quotes

Sister: The only voices I heard were Joan Rivers and Tupac. And they did not get along.
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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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Referenced in 2019 Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

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Written by Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms), D. Roc (as Deongelo Holmes), Kaine (as Eric Jackson) & Mike Jones
Performed by Ying Yang Twins
Courtesy of The Orchard
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What the shizzle!
8 February 2019 | by PaurianSee all my reviews

If the language was toned down, and the obvious anti-men/almost-all-men-are-pigs theme that degrades half the demographic were removed, and the sex scenes were rewritten (we don't need condom jokes to understand the nature of the characters) this could have been a really cute Valentine's Day movie about trust, love and understanding.

Even though the movie shows some consequences for some actions, the characters are, for the most part, unbelievable in how they react and change to these events. The movie can't decide if it's a bad, sexist rant, a Wolf-Of-Wallstreet dialogue wannabe, a romantic comedy or a hallmark.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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