What Women Want Reviews
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! "
Its funny and mel gibson is brilliant in it!
The laughs are consistant throughout the movie and the acting is brilliant!
mel gibson plays a man who loses out on top job to a woman and soons starts to try even harder and when a job requires him to where makeup he falls into a bath with a blowdryer and in the morning finds himself hearing al the thoughts women think which he uses to his dvantage. but eventually he starts falling for helen hunt but has he ruined his chances and is hearing womens thoughts a gift or a curse??
Good movie really worth a watch!!
Never been a big fan of romantic comedies, only few of those kind of movies are indeed good, like "Love Actually" for example. What bothers me about romcoms is that they tend to be totally predictable and not that funny.
So, how do they try to get the audience to laugh? By making Mel Gibson wear makeup and tights? Not that funny. Some scenes were somewhat funnier but all in all, the comedy in this movie was lame.
Whilst a chauvinist pig tries to 'learn' what women actually want, Nancy Myers, the director, added a nice subplot to the movie, where an employee with suicidal thoughts gets Gibson's characters attention. Those scenes included Judy Greer who is always nice to look at. Same could be said about Marisa Tomei but unfortunately her screen time was very minimal.
"What Women Want" delivers some nice scenes but in overall, the film is just another lame romcom. What do women actually want then? The film doesn't give answers to that question, love could be an easy and unsurprising answer but this I do now... If men could read womens minds, life would be so much easier!
A man finds himself getting an unexpected crash course in the psychology of contemporary women in this romantic comedy. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is a successful advertising executive living in Chicago who has long fancied himself a ladies' man, though he has precious little understanding of women beyond figuring out how to seduce them. One day, Nick receives a substantial electric shock in an accident in his bathroom; while he's not seriously injured, when he comes to, he discovers something remarkable has happened -- he can suddenly hear what women are thinking. At first, Nick finds himself learning all sorts of things he didn't want to know, but he also realizes how this can be used to his advantage -- especially after his old boss, Dan Wanamaker (Alan Alda) is replaced by a woman, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt). But Nick begins to feel differently about his unusual gift when he discovers Darcy is infatuated with him, and he finds himself falling for her. What Women Want also features Bette Midler as Nick's analyst, Delta Burke and Valerie Perrine as two of his co-workers, and Marisa Tomei as one of Nick's significant others.
I popped in the DVD expecting a die-hard chick flick. I was pleasantly surprised. Mel Gibson plays a hilarious jerk. He is so selfish, egotistical and male chauvinistic that you can't help but laugh. He carries the movie from beginning to end, and does so with complete success.
Gibson plays a marketing executive who is passed up for an expected promotion because he needs to learn to market to the female demographic. While brainstorming an assignment related to this deficiency, he is electrocuted and blah blah blah you know the rest. What struck me about this movie was how realistic his personal transition was as a result of his newfound "skill". he didn't turn into a completely sympathetic mushmouth right away because that is not the sort of person he was.
The supporting cast, especially Alan Alda and Mark Feuerstein are all pretty good. Helen Hunt is adequate, but not completely believable as the tough savvy executive who takes Gibson's expected promotion right out from under him. She just does not come across as a particularly strong character.
The movie does dissolve into a cliched romantic comedy towards the end, but the journey up to that point makes it worthwhile.
Both have good chemistry together and are battling the oppostie sex to see who is the better exec. At the same time Gibson battles with getting to hear all women's thoughts 24/7.