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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
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)
Devonta Freeman ... Devonta Freeman
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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:

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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:

$54,611,903, 11 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,786,547, 11 April 2019
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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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Psychic Sister has sessions with all the main characters during the first part of the credits. See more »

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

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Why are films like this still being made?
12 March 2019 | by lizshotter-19401See all my reviews

It's 2019 and we're still being force fed offensive and tired stereotypes of men and women, like geese being prepped for fois gras. It's just boring now. My two boys (22 and 15) have more insight into women than this film tried to give, and they represent a generation that stands with, and respects, women more than any other before it. And it's gratifying to see, but its so dismaying to witness films like this that are still painting men as unfaithful, insensitive and "all the same", and women are labelled as ballsy for treating men appallingly and emancipating them. I appreciate that there was supposed to be a redemption arc to the protagonist, but it gets lost at the expense of the same old tired cliches for cheap laughs. Even the films posters had her holding a pair of tennis balls..*sigh* I'm glad that so many men are writing reviews in recognition of this, we are moving forward, but films like this keep trying to keep us in the dark ages. So tone deaf given the progress we are all trying to make.


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