What Men Want

Release Date: February 8th, 2019

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man's world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener

Director: Adam Shankman

Genres: Fantasy , Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Will Packer Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry , Mystery , Temptation , Offbeat , 2010s , Pursuit , Fall , Hospital , Hilarious , Cheeky , Doctor ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Inkoo KangSlate

    A high-concept comedy about the domestication of a work-obsessed woman that nonetheless managed to win me over. show more

  • 70

    What Men Want” obviously doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and its biggest laughs are in the trailers, but it is a fun romp that manages to also confront a real-world issue. show more

  • 60
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    In the end, it’s a rather conventional feature that satisfies expectations rather than challenging them. As a result, this adaptation looks unlikely to stir the passionate devotion that could confirm it as first-rate comedy material. show more

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