What Women WantDirector: Nancy Meyers, Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Mel Gibson||Nick Marshall|
|Helen Hunt||Darcy Maguire|
|Mark Feuerstein||Morgan Farwell|
|Ashley Johnson||Alex Marshall|
|Alan Alda||Dan Wanamaker|
|Bette Midler||Nick's shrink (uncredited)|
|Alexondra Lee||Woman in Sweater|
|Andrea E. Taylor||Inner Voice Actress/Office Intern|
|Bruce A. Block||Co-producer|
|Gae S. Buckley||Art Director|
|K.C. Colwell||Asst. Director|
|Diane Drake||Original Story|
|Tony Fanning||Art Director|
|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|
|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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Heard a lot about this. It was a little weird but has its moments.
Well, I've watched the movie a couple times, and I loved it overall. It didn't seem to have a definite plot line, but it was a great movie. I did think the whole suicidal girl being saved by Mel Gibson was a bit out of place, and could have been left out. I would recommend this movie to everybody except hard core harley-riding punks who would rather spend a Saturday night, well... you get the picture... So go watch it :)
this is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. The plot is bad, it is badly written, and all the acting is terrible. I would have expected more from Mel Gibson.
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I think this is one of the best movies I ever seen and after you see it once you just can't stop! I saw many movies of Mel but this is really one of the best (I saw ''Maverick'' at least 3 times and ''Mad Max'', each of the parts 4 or 5 times)! Keep up the good work, you're the best, Mel!
Ok, love Mel Gibson. He is a true talent and I have absolutely loved many of his films, HOWEVER, this was not the right role for him. I believe overall, it was a good script. Helen Hunt performed wonderfully. I did not enjoy seeing Mel Gibson playing the "sexy guy" role. He attempted to be very smooth, suave, and charming and instead he appeared very awkward and clumsy. The ending was such a passionate scene but Mel Gibson just didnt deliver. The whole scene fell flat because of his lack of performance. I could see the passion in Helen's eyes but I could not see it in his. The entire scene just became weird and uncomfortable. I truly believe that if someone better for the role had been cast, the movie would have landed. Not Mel's best, sorry.
The movie's okay but entertaining and when there's a showing on TV I always turn to it.
so a man can think of what women say i seen this on tv its funny Mel Gibson plays a man Nick who knows women's innerthoughts he meets a lady i forget her charcter's name but i know she's the actress Helen Hunt Nick starts to fall in love with her this movie isn't the best but it's pretty cool
Seeing it in the theatre did not impress me, but when it started appearing on TV I found myself watching it over and over. Not a Helen Hunt fan, but was enchanted by her character in this movie. Found the sub-plot with Tomei to be a distraction. Great selection and use of music. Ending felt a little abrupt.