What Men Want (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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 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…

What Men Want is a wildly uneven stretch of a movie that's more of a flail than a romp.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The concept of a woman being a "winner" and of being the best version of herself because she has a better understanding of "what men want"? That ain't it.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A mildly pleasant but significantly flawed vehicle.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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