Gibson Charm and Style + Effective Premise - Inspiration = Good Effort
***POSSIBLE SPOILERS*** "What Women Want" features a supernatural
comedy premise: a chauvinistic magazine executive (Mel Gibson)
encounters a freak accident and inherits women's intuition (quite
literally), and can perceive the conscience of the women around him.
This is one of those dynamite, massively appealing premise, that only
requires a decent enough execution to be enjoyable. For the most part,
there are enough clever ideas to keep this premise alive and afloat,
yet not nearly enough to exalt this film into the kingdom of cinematic
greatness, as towards the end, the writing loses focus and traffics in
sentimentality rather than comedy. The plot revolves around Nick
Marshall (Gibson), and his increasing understanding and prerogative
upon women, when he hears everything they are thinking, regardless of
whether they approve of his awareness of their secrecy or not. The
director takes a very conventional approach to this delightful premise:
initially Marshall is chauvinistic, pompous, and universally loathed by
the female sex, then he inherits the ability to read women's minds
(initially shocked and wanting to be rid of this ability), then grows
to understand what he perceives, and finally, becomes "one of them", as
his masculinity and ego have escaped with his appreciation and
understanding of the women around him. And of course there's a romantic
interest (who is initially Marshall's corporate nemesis and personality
opposite)- Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt), as the two initially have a
mutual annoyance of one another, then start conversing, working, and
relating, and finally are allured by each other's charm and "common
ground" (mostly acquired through Marshall's reading of Darcy's mind-
for both professional and romantic purposes). For what it's worth, I
really enjoyed "What Women Want"- it is a simple, fruitful, funny, and
touching experience, and works very eloquently as both an intriguing
comedy and romantic adventure. Yet, I had to instinctively question:
"Is this what women are really thinking? Are they always concerned with
appearances, relationships, deficiencies, acceptances, etc. Sounds like
the thoughts a woman might express in a fashion magazine (e.g. Vogue,
Vanity Fair) editorial, but are these really the personal, human
thoughts felt by a woman on a day-to-day basis? Dubious! Despite some
particular flaws, "What Women Wants" is a charming, enjoyable, and
rewarding romantic comedy about understanding the greatest mystery of
all: "What are women thinking, and what do they really want?" Just ask
Nick Marshall, who appears to have learned enough about women to admire
and love women for who they are, rather than how they appear. *** out
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This movie is great, I like the idea of being able to read Allene minds which I'm sure is every guys dream. Don't get me wrong, I sometimes wish I could have that ability to read minds but I guess it's ok. Just move on like every other person..
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Very good. Interesting, scientific.
i like this movie very good realy.
what woman want.
What women want is an excellent movie. It provides insight into what women think in different situations..
"Must see movie for the fans of romantic comedies"
Not bad for a romantic comedy.Mel Gibson plays a character that isn't very
acceptible to the females but he doesn't know that.Even his own daughter
have twisted picture about his understandings about women.After a
accident he literary can read women thoughts.And now he is a "men's
man".Also Helen Hunt appears as his worst nightmare.They are cute couple
because Nick(Mel Gibson)finally understand his mistake about women and he
starting to get it right which brings Helen in his hands.
Mel is tough guy and he is not for a romantic comedy but he has done very
good thing with the character.If the scenario was better this movie it
be a very entertaining.Helen Hunt is great in "Pay it Forward" and in "As
Good As It Gets" and I cannot complain about her in this movie.The cast is
great the scenario is "hollywood production" but acceptable I also enjoyed
the background music of the film.However this is must see movie for the
of romantic comedies I rated 9 out of 10..