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At Theaters: 2/8/2019 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601321
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Ali Davis is a successful sports agent who's constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man's world... until she gains the ability to hear men's thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest to the test.
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Comedy Fantasy Romantic - This reverse gender variant of the 2000 Mel Gibson comedy is not a romantic comedy like that film but a much more raunchy and adult oriented workplace comedy. Fans of Taraji P. Henson will definitely enjoy this major showcase. Tracy Morgan only has a smaller supporting role. Frequent language, sexual content, and raunchy humor makes the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Taraji Henson ACRIMONY, PROUD MARY, HIDDEN FIGURES, NO GOOD DEED
Wendi McLendon-Covey GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
Max Greenfield HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS
Kellan Lutz EXTRACTION, THE LEGEND OF HERCULES
Director: Adam Shankman ROCK OF AGES, BEDTIME STORIES, HAIRSPRAY
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 2 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Marijuana and frequent alcohol.
ACTION: A brief comic fight.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, often raunchy; toilet humor; kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average One would have to be charitable to use "romantic”, "comedy”, or "enjoyable” for this new iteration. ...wastes its premise even more egregiously than its 2000 inspiration while offering little more than a sparkling Henson performance to distract us from the underwritten screenplay.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Director Adam Shankman keeps things bouncy with predictable but peppy songs on the soundtrack... Henson's very funny, but grounded performance keeps us rooting for Ali even in her most awkward moments, whether she's doing the walk of shame straight into a business event ...

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average ...the cliché-ridden film can't go the distance. Toothless Retread Flips the Genders but Not the Script.Taraji P. Henson powers through the comic clichés of What Men Want like a supernova engine that could. She's a hot-wired riot, but her movie stalls almost as soon as it starts.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Average What Men Want is a decent rom-com, but by its end this failure has the unsavory effect of making its central conceit feel entirely extraneous. Henson is a versatile actor often cast as a snappy, hard-shelled professional, and here she gets to push against type a little. She elevates the film...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 58 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
11
High
82%
30+Adults (F)
28
High
93%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
TEENS: All the males and females loved "What Men Want."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three males loved it and two enjoyed it very much. As for the ladies, two loved it, two enjoyed it very much and two felt "What Men Want" was just a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: These are great reviews from both the males and females. Approximately, 70% of both the males and females loved "What Men Want." Another 10% to 15% enjoyed it very much. A full 20% enjoyed it, but didn't love it. They rated it "good/average."

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