2000 / 127m - USA
Comedy, Romance
What Women Want poster


September 17, 2023


When Hollywood tackles the male/female divide, it can't end well. Not even when a woman directs the film. Nancy Meyers delivers a 2-hour cringefest, filled with dry clich├ęs and failures to make fun of them. The romance angle is also a complete misfire. It's crazy to think two decades ago this was a veritable blockbuster.

An old-fashioned marketing guru finds himself cramped by a more female-dominated world. When he gets electrocuted, he is suddenly able to hear the inner thoughts of women. At first, he is annoyed and wants things to return to normal as quickly as possible, but then he begins to see the benefit of his skill.

Gibson and Hunt are a terrible duo, the characters are annoying, the tension simplistic and the comedy lacks any kind of edge. Don't watch this film for the cinematography or score either, apart from some token Sinatra songs there's nothing of note here. A very bad film, misguided and forgettable.