What Men Want (2019)

"She can hear mens thoughts Let the games begin"
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What Men Want
Magically able to hear what men are thinking a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues

'What Men Want' Movie Review

In 2000's "What Women Want" it might have been snarkily revolutionary, if way late even then, to suggest that members of the so-called "fairer sex" are complex, fierce and formidable. But 20 years and a gender-swapped premise later, "What Men Want" advances a depressing argument that guys are with few exceptions as competitive, sexist and simple-minded as they always were -- but now, women are evidently changing to become more like them. Taraji P. Henson's fearlessly committed performance almost rescues this story of a desperately ambitious woman gifted with the ability to hear men's innermost impulses, but director Adam Shankman's predilection for the broadest and dumbest possible execution of any given idea undercuts any comedic bite, genuine insight or emotional resonance the film potentially had.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:February 8th, 2019 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:April 23rd, 2019
On DVD & Blu-ray:May 7th, 2019 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$20,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$69,766,483 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Amy Sayres, Adam Shankman, Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Taraji P. Henson, Dete Meserve
Production Companies:BET Films Paramount Players Paramount Will Packer Productions
Movie Tags:widower, psychic