What Women Want

2000

Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Romance

189
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 175429

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Cast

Ashley Johnson as Alex Marshall
Marisa Tomei as Lola
Judy Greer as Erin the File Girl
Mel Gibson as Nick Marshall
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851.70 MB
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2hr 7 min
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2hr 7 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mattymatt4ever 8 / 10

Hilarious! A laugh a minute!

Mel Gibson is known as sort of a macho action hero, and stereotyped into his Mad Max/Martin Riggs persona. But I've noticed (except for "Braveheart" and "The Patriot") he injects comic relief into almost anything he does. So doing a straight comedy doesn't seem like much of a stretch, and as you watch in a movie like this Gibson's timing and delivery is impeccable. On and off the camera, he has an incredible sense of humor, and he probably improvised some featured gags.

The premise is very original and interesting. A guy who can hear a woman's every thought? That's pretty much every man's fantasy. And the premise is used wisely. I laughed the whole way through! It's hilarious to watch Gibson emasculating himself by the minute, and the joke never runs dry.

I was laughing so much that I was able to tolerate the film's corny ending. I mean, when is a romantic comedy going to come along that doesn't feature a formulaic ending that is supposed to make people leave the theater and go "Awwww"?

The supporting cast is full of big stars. Bette Midler has an amusing cameo as a chain-smoking shrink. I only wish she could've had some additional scenes.

"What Women Want" is an original, feel-good comedy that will have you on the floor! This not a "chick flick." If you want to laugh--this is the movie to see! No questions asked!

My score: 8 (out of 10)

Reviewed by erawillmoth 1 / 10

Didn't Enjoy

I did not like this film at all, even despite the fact the humour was executed well. The main point of the movie seemed to be to show the main character Marshall, played by Gibson, that women actually did have feelings and personalities. The way women were portrayed in the movie, however, seemed to me to be counterproductive to this, since the majority of them (I won't say all because I don't have a photographic memory of the film) came across as shallow and as being mere accessories to the plot, rather than characters in themselves. The only women who had one iota of personality (excluding Marshall's teenaged daughter, who probably had a personality to make up for the fact that the filmmakers morally couldn't sexualise her) seemed to be the secondary main character McGuire, whose thoughts still managed to centre the majority of the time on Marshall and her opinions of him, or, conveniently, on some new idea Marshall could exploit.

The main problem of the film to me was that Marshall did not seem to learn anything at all. He apparently was so misogynistic that it didn't occur to him women were independent beings capable of thought and this 'myth' for him seems to have by the end been debunked, but the idea that he supposedly learnt that women were equal to men didn't come across. In fact, the film seemed to make valid his opinion that women were only there for sex with men (eg. the end, in which Marshall ends up having sex with McGuire). McGuire's personality, in fact, seems to have been written into the film purely to make her 'hard to get', and therefore further drives home the message that women are there for men's benefit.

This is the most misogynistic film I have ever seen.

Reviewed by vkap-13252 6 / 10

OK comedy; usual feminist drivel added

It is a reasonable comedy with Mel Gibson serving as the primary eye candy for women. Fair enough. His character is show as pretty much pathetic and various women as his victims: ex-wife, daughter, house-keeper, subordinate, date, boss - all of them. So the narrative is roughly - a good for nothing but good looking loser is not qualified and inflicts pain on women in his life whereas they are mostly nice people, tolerate and even accept him. Whoa!

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