• What Women Want (2000)

What Women Want

Release Date: December 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt).

Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Mark Feuerstein, Lauren Holly, Ashley Johnson, Alan Alda, Judy Greer

Director: Nancy Meyers

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Wind Dancer Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Hilarious, Lighthearted, 2000s, Relationships, Transformation, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    As classic romantic comedy goes, it ain't no "Tootsie." show more

  • 88
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    A frequently hilarious exercise in one sex desperately trying to figure out the other. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    If the movie is imperfect, it's not boring and is often very funny, as in a solo dance that Nick does in his apartment, to Frank Sinatra singing "I Won't Dance." show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy