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What Men Want (2019)

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A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

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Adam Shankman

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Tina Gordon (screenplay by) (as Tina Gordon Chism), Peter Huyck (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraji P. Henson ... Ali Davis
Kristen Ledlow Kristen Ledlow ... Kristen Ledlow
Josh Brener ... Brandon Wallace
Kellan Lutz ... Captain Fucktastic
Jason Jones ... Ethan Fowler
Mathias Alvarez ... Valet Guy
Chris Witaske ... Eddie
Max Greenfield ... Kevin Myrtle
Paul Brian Johnson ... Scott (as Paul B. Johnson)
Brian Bosworth ... Nick Ivers
Kausar Mohammed ... Jenna Abbiddi
Richard Roundtree ... Skip Davis
Taj-Naranja Jenkines ... Tough Boxer
Aldis Hodge ... Will
Auston Jon Moore ... Ben (as Auston Moore)
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Storyline

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She Can Hear Men's Thoughts. Let the Games Begin.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content throughout, and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Men Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,232,087, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$54,611,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,216,294
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The character Jamal Barry was drafted 1st overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. In reality, DeAndre Ayton was the first overall draft pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. See more »

Goofs

When Brandon sits at Ali's desk for a raise, towards the end of the film, reflected in his glasses you can see lighting equipment and Green Screen. See more »

Quotes

Sister: That's just Jasmine tea. If you don't count the weed, and the peyote, and the crack.
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Crazy Credits

Psychic Sister has sessions with all the main characters during the first part of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: What Men Want/The Prodigy (2019) See more »

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Written by Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms), D. Roc (as Deongelo Holmes), Kaine (as Eric Jackson) & Mike Jones
Performed by Ying Yang Twins
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I don't get the hate in these reviews.
29 May 2019 | by sarahilayda1See all my reviews

I think in the terms of Romcoms this movie ranks above average.

You know what you're getting into by choosing this movie, it's a romcom about a woman trying to figure out what men want. Then how are people hating on it so much? I don't get it. It delivers what it promises, nothing fancy, no plot twists, no unique writing, enjoyable fun acting, just mindless bubbly fun.

Taraji P Henson is a bowl of energy and sunshine that keeps the rhythm of this movie constantly up and high and she elevates the whole movie. The movie really banked on this as well, almost every scene has her which is great.

Supporting characters are barely memorable except Max Greenfield (Who played Schmidt on New Girl) simply because I like the actor. Rest are forgettable.

Plot is simple, nothing that unique but fun, it follows the basic romcom formula but nothing wrong with that.

Are there better Romcoms, yes of course. Are there worse, many.

Don't believe on those 1 star 2 star reviews I'd say, the IMDb rating is quite accurate 5-6 star ballpark is much suited for this movie.

If you're in the mood of bubbly fun movie I'd say go for it. I personally quite enjoyed this movie.


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