What Women Want (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Even though Gibson is a good sport in his role, What Women Want is a rather conventional, fluffy comedy-romance that doesn't make good use of its premise.


Movie Info

After an accident, a chauvenistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Nancy Meyers
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 8, 2001
Box Office: $181.5M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Darcy McGuire

as Nick Marshall

as Dan Wanamaker

as Alexandra Marshall

as Sue Cranston

as Inner Voice Actress/...

as Dr. J.M. Perkins

as Inner Voice Actress/...

as Cameron

as Truck Driver

as Man on Street

as Man on Street

as Man on Street

as Man on Street

as Ogling Man

as Unimpressed Woman

as Unimpressed Woman

as Gigi's Friend

as Little Nick

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Nick's Mom

as Male Role Model

as Counter Girl

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Secretary with Danis...

as Dan's Secretary

as Woman in Park

as Woman in Park

as Woman in Park

as Woman in Park

as Woman in Park

as Woman in Park

as Sloane/Curtis Recept...

as Sloane/Curtis Execut...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Marshall Field's Sho...

as Sloane/Curtis Attorn...

as Darcy's Assistant

as Alex's Friend

as Alex's Friend

as Yoga Instructor

as Woman in Library

as Woman in Library

as Woman in Library

as Woman in Library

as Jogger by Lake

as Kitchen Secretary

as Kitchen Secretary

as Kitchen Secretary

as Girl at Lunch Counte...

as Girl at Lunch Counte...

as Woman at Lunch Count...

as Woman at Lunch Count...

as Woman at Lunch Count...

as Woman at Lunch Count...

as Woman at Lunch Count...

as Nightclub Singer

as Nike Executive

as Nike Executive

as Nike Executive

as Mail Room Kid

as Woman in Chinatown

as Girl at Prom

as Alexandra Marshall
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Critic Reviews for What Women Want

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (36)

Gibson keeps this movie afloat.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

English's attempts to fit The Women into a modern setting are intelligent, but that, unfortunately, does not suffice, because the film is so limp in so many other ways.

November 12, 2008
Los Angeles CityBeat

Mel Gibson is at his most megawatt movie star charming.

Full Review… | October 14, 2007
TheMovieReport.com

Though it isn't quite Oscar material, Mel Gibson gives what may be the most entertaining big-star performance of its year.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

What Women Want may seem like a one-note sitcom sort of movie, but it's funnier and a layer or two deeper than that.

Full Review… | June 25, 2004

Takes a promising idea and buries it under subplots and speeches that don't know when to quit.

Full Review… | June 17, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for What Women Want

Unintentionally uncomfortable film that asks we accept the premise that the only real conversation between the sexes can happen when pigs can fly...uhh, I mean when men can read women's minds. Nice chemistry between the leads but; Alan Alda: wasted. Delta Burke: wasted. Marisa Tomei: wasted.

ApeneckFletcher
Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

A great romantic comedy!

murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

A clever romantic comedy in which we see Mel Gibson playing Nick Marshall, a chauvenistic advertising executive (a role that is probably close to his real life persona)who takes what he wants and has little regard for the people around him, notably the women. His life is turned upside down when his promotion is snatched from under him by the employment of Darcy Maguire, a smart, attractive female with a reputation that could rival his own.

While trying to adjust to the new woman rule at work, an accident leaves Nick with the abolity to read the minds of all the women he comes into contact with, equipping him with the tools to better control his family, sex and most importantly work life.

An interesting concept that is well executed with a good on screen chemistry between Gibson and Hunt. Another one that falls into the category of 'girls films for guys' and is worth a watch whatever your sex.

"If you know what women want, you can rule! "

crunchbunch
Christopher Alcock

Super Reviewer

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