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.
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.
Nick Marshall: Women are crazy! Who would want to do that again?
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Nice... Mel Gibson reading women's minds.
It is so easy to forget how charming Mel Gibson could be when he was on screen as opposed to his real life. This is a cute 2001 tale of how a “man’s man” gets in touch with his feminine side by accident, involving a hair dryer and a bathtub full of water that doesn’t quite kill him but leaves him with the ability to hear women’s thoughts.
Helen Hunt is superb as the new “man-eating” creative director at Gibson’s ad agency. I used to be a “Mad Man” so I could really appreciate Alan Alda’s quip about the 1980s being the good old days of advertising – cars, cigarettes, booze and airlines as opposed to cosmetics and products targeted…
What Women Want is an original and occasionally clever chick flick that I enjoyed very much. In a quite unusual role for him, especially at this stage of his career, Mel Gibson nailed his performance with apparent ease and he was incredibly funny as a result. Playing a man who is "blessed" with the gift of being able to hear women's thoughts, Gibson was paired with Helen Hunt, who was also good in her role. Marisa Tomei had a good supporting role, while Bette Midler had a very funny cameo. The film was maybe much longer than it needed to be, but still I think it was a pretty solid effort by director Nancy Meyers.
Scene with the girl in glasses at the end was rather heavy, possibly too heavy for something as insipid as this.
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- Deep Rising
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A list with film titles that could easily have been titles of porn movies.
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