A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. The notes show the director's country, name and…
What Women Want
He has the power to hear everything women are thinking. Finally... a man is listening.
Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.
How much you wanna bet Mel Gibson wouldn't be smiling like that if he knew Helen Hunt was Jewish?
Wouldn't it be awesome if Mel Gibson could read your lady-brain?
Not even enjoyable for your average predictable Hollywood fare.
For a film that deals with hearing a person's inner most thoughts, Mel Gibson sure talks to himself out loud alot. That is one strict screen writing flaw that must be avoided and this film baths in. It is usually tricky to convey to audiences what a character is thinking but to have them say it out loud is completely unrealistic and unnatural. Not only that but it is also the equivalent of spoon feeding the audience every little subtlety; just blatantly not trusting the viewer's intelligence to get the fact that "yeah he doesn't know what he is doing putting on that women's make up and apparel" and its quite…
*Sigh* I was hoping for a light, enjoyable piece of fluff that would keep me entertained and wouldn't challenge me. Well, for the first hour or so, it was proving to be decent enough, though still predictable, but then it veered off into laughable sentimentality and became a massive caricature of itself.
The characters are all tired stereotypes, and the script wades deep into overplayed plot developments. There are irritatingly shallow depictions of men at play here, with blatantly unsubtle sexist jibes that should be beneath a professional director. There are occasional sparks of wit and charm, but they're blown out by the heavy handed direction, the unrealistic characters and the yawn inducing story which turns more and more sappy…
I think this might be the only Mel Gibson movie I've seen where he doesn't kill at least one person. Also I'm not sure what kind of person chooses Helen Hunt over Marisa Tomei, but other than that it's an entertaining comedy.
I'm not normally a one for romantic comedies. But this was excellent. I can watch it anytime, one of those films you watch again and again. I love Mel Gibson in this! Very very funny.
if I had a pound for every time my husband asked me this question I'd be rich enough to divorce him! Essential viewing for any 'film buff' - absolutely hilarious and sublime (a bit like myself). I was rolling on the floor at some parts, but then again jokes about penis size are always a safe bet! If you liked Walking on Sunshine and are intelligent enough to appreciate highbrow satire then I would definitely recommend. Most of you probably won't though and I suppose that's why What Women Want is destined to become a cult classic. Best film of 2014.
Has not aged well at all.
A reminder of the days when this was a rather popular film. Still good though, in comparison to today's self proclaimed Romantic Comedies.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and yes indeed it had astronomical success at the box office. The contents we meet Nick Marshall, this character has a very long history of getting with a woman having sexual conquests and moving on to the next woman, but that is until one day he gets struck by lightning and from then on in he can hear what women are thinking, needless to say sometimes it isn't too pleasant. Now I have to admit there is one aspect of this project that really annoys me and that is this [rhetorical question] why is this film so long? Roughly speaking it is 130 minutes which throughout one minute this project thrives…
What Sort of Misogynist Piece of shit is this. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth
I was really enjoying the first half, but then it just grew too slow for me. I lost interest rather quickly.
Lol, all the men disparaging this film. It's not THAT bad.
This is where Gibson jumped the shark, I think. Terrible movie. probably the worst I've ever seen.
Nick Marshall: Buns of steel... I'd steal her buns if I could.
- 20 Fingers
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
- Almayer's Folly
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Border Radio
- Mr. Woodcock
- Deep Rising
- Bangkok Dangerous
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
A list with film titles that could easily have been titles of porn movies.
Got any more?
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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