What Men Want

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Admittedly uneven but easy to like, What Men Want proves a gender-swapped remake can work -- and the odds are substantially improved with Taraji P. Henson in the lead.



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Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens' thought, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA's next superstar

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Henson brings a charge of energy to every scene and there are some funny moments.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Taraji really invests in this film, just puts up a lot of energy for it, and it's worth watching.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the kind of picture in which half the cast seem to have come equipped with their own stand-up comedy routines and are determined to deliver them no matter what anyone else is doing.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Henson brings strength, radiance, precision, and presence to the gags and playful situations and to the drama, however mild it is; she lends the movie's artifices a surprising illusion of substance.

Feb 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Shankman was free to be creative and even a tiny bit profound. But instead of smarts, we get farts.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Henson is a gifted actress and physical comedian. She manages to hold together "What Men Want" with the sheer force of her powerful charisma, but the film around her is harried, messy and woefully underwritten.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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More crude crap passing as comedy.

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