What Men Want

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


What Men Want
A woman who was passed over for a well-deserved promotion accidentally gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her new-found power, she sets about getting her own back and getting ahead in her life, but sometimes knowing too much can also get in the way of things like love. This is a gender and race-swapped version of What Women Want from 2001, with adult language.

117 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Female interest.

Showtimes

I’s amazing how easily men are distracted ...
I’s amazing how easily men are distracted ...

Credits

Cast
Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kellan Lutz, Shaquille O'Neal, Erykah Badu, Josh Brener
Director
Adam Shankman
ScreenplayTina Gordon, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jas Waters, from the screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake
MusicBrian Tyler
CinematographyJim Denault
EditingEmma E. Hickox
Made in2019
Produced byBET Films, Paramount Players, Will Packer Productions

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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language and sexual content throughout, and some drug material
Runtime117
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconMind games with men.
10
24.com
Graye Morkel quote iconEven though the movie follows the tried and trusted rom-com formula, there are plenty of hilarious moments, so hold onto your popcorn for some big laughs!
15
Metacritic.com
25 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
94 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAdmittedly uneven but easy to like, What Men Want proves a gender-swapped remake can work -- and the odds are substantially improved with Taraji P. Henson in the lead.
9
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Joyce Slaton quote iconHenson shines in mature, formulaic comedy.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
users quote icon6
16
Rottentomatoes users
762 users
10
IMDB
2527 Netizens
8
The Movie DB
Community
11
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
9

Average .. 53%

11

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