What Women Want by Nancy Meyers |Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei | 97361566009 | VHS | Barnes & Noble
What Women Want

What Women Want

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Director: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei

     
 

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A man finds himself getting an unexpected crash course in the psychology of contemporary women in this romantic comedy. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is a successful advertising executive living in Chicago who has long fancied himself a ladies' man, though he has precious little understanding of women beyond figuring out how to seduce them.

Overview

A man finds himself getting an unexpected crash course in the psychology of contemporary women in this romantic comedy. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is a successful advertising executive living in Chicago who has long fancied himself a ladies' man, though he has precious little understanding of women beyond figuring out how to seduce them. One day, Nick receives a substantial electric shock in an accident in his bathroom; while he's not seriously injured, when he comes to, he discovers something remarkable has happened -- he can suddenly hear what women are thinking. At first, Nick finds himself learning all sorts of things he didn't want to know, but he also realizes how this can be used to his advantage -- especially after his old boss, Dan Wanamaker (Alan Alda) is replaced by a woman, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt). But Nick begins to feel differently about his unusual gift when he discovers Darcy is infatuated with him, and he finds himself falling for her. What Women Want also features Bette Midler as Nick's analyst, Delta Burke and Valerie Perrine as two of his co-workers, and Marisa Tomei as one of Nick's significant others.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The movie, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, doesn't flow so much as leap from one good scene to another over the crevices of flat scenes in between....If the movie is imperfect, it's not boring and is often very funny, as in a solo dance that Nick does in his apartment, to Frank Sinatra singing "I Won't Dance." This is, we imagine, the way the Tom Cruise character in "Risky Business" might have ended some of his evenings if he had grown up to be Nick Marshall. I also liked the way Gibson handled the sex scene, where his look of joy and complete self-satisfaction at the end is equaled only by Jack Nicholson's famous Triumph T-shirt moment in "Five Easy Pieces."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2001
UPC:
0097361566009
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Nick Marshall
Helen Hunt Darcy Maguire
Marisa Tomei Lola
Mark Feuerstein Morgan Farwell
Lauren Holly Gigi
Ashley Johnson Alex Marshall
Judy Greer Erin
Alan Alda Dan Wanamaker
Delta Burke Eve
Valerie Perrine Margo
Lisa Edelstein Dina
Sarah Paulson Annie
Bette Midler Nick's shrink (uncredited)
Alexondra Lee Woman in Sweater
Andrea E. Taylor Inner Voice Actress/Office Intern

Technical Credits
Nancy Meyers Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
Bruce A. Block Co-producer
Gae S. Buckley Art Director
Susan Cartsonis Producer
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Bruce Davey Producer
Diane Drake Original Story
Tony Fanning Art Director
Howard Feuer Casting
Carmen Finestra Executive Producer
Josh Goldsmith Original Story,Screenwriter
John Perry Goldsmith Set Decoration/Design
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Jon Hutman Production Designer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Matt Williams Producer
Gina Matthews Producer
Stephen McEveety Executive Producer
David McFadzean Executive Producer
Andrew Menzies Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Easton M. Smith Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Sullivan Set Decoration/Design
Beck Taylor Set Decoration/Design
John Warnke Set Decoration/Design
Cathy Yuspa Original Story,Screenwriter

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