films directed by women, in chronological order. always in progress.
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.
Stunning drama about a brilliant, charming and basically perfect man that has to cope with being surrounded by women with peanut sized brains.
Go testosterone! Boo oestrogen!
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?
At one point, very-soon after Mel Gibson wakes up with his new ability to read the minds of women, he happens upon a poodle (a dog!) and manages to read its mind. It doesn't happen again in the film, it's only referenced once afterwards but it happened. What sane person doesn't think it'd be interesting to figure out what dogs are thinking? Seriously. What the fuck? Doesn't make sense. Instead Mel Gibson goes around using this new found ability to creep up on women, become their friends and have them be completely enamored by him. He also uses it to blow Marisa Tomei's world.
But the dog. No interest in that. No interest in studying them, and although I do…
This movie is kinda feminist? Like it says a lot more about women and women's issues but its main character is a man?? But like I'm gonna give it a pass because it had enough balls to say some of the things that it says.
Also it's very early 2000s and Mel Gibson is awful but like good in this. I didn't get to watch the end but I assume they get together since she was staring at his penis???
Penis envy is not real--this film confirms it.
Way better than I was expecting based on that horrific poster. After Blood Father, Edge of Darkness and constantly listening to his phone rants, I thought I'd check out some more Gibson. This was on Netflix and it was not what I was expecting at all.
I didn't even know this film had a supernatural element till it happened. I was pleasantly surprised it was a fun little film. Maybe a little misogonist? But Mr. Gibson played it with such charmed that I just loved him. Genuinely funny at times too.
Bonus points for having Ellie from The Last of Us. Helent Hunt also looks like a discount Jodie Foster.
The third star is entierly for Helen Hunt
I think this is my second viewing of this; my first viewing was during a showing on TBS several years ago, of which I remembered little. Much of this movie is funny and entertaining, particularly when Gibson is reading every woman's mind. The subplots with suicidal Judy Greer and hopelessly lovestruck Marisa Tomei have good payoffs; however, the subplots with Helen Hunt's boss and the mean, disrespectful daughter don't conclude in a way that is believable. But extra points for Gibson's fun performance and the provocative central premise.
Seeing the legend that is Mel Gibson interact with women whilst reading their minds is a very interesting concept and it was executed well.
I knew that the plot point at the end of the second act was going to be him loosing his powers but I hoped that I would be wrong. I wasn't.
fucking disgraceful i hate mel gibson
I can't believe how well this movie holds up.
Mel Gibson, while being a douche bag, proves himself to be full of charisma as he and a the cast do a good job of presenting believable characters in an entertaining and wacky situation that makes for a fun movie. Not ground breaking by any means, but fun.
I am pretty sure that no woman wants this.
I don't think a film has ever made me so angry before? Why do these women think in complete but isolated sentences? Why does one random female dog count as a woman? Why does this movie go forever?
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