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.…  See more details below

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.

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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:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304578
Original Release:
2000
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:06:00
Sales rank:
3,691

Special Features

Closed-Caption Commentary By Director Nancy Meyers & Production Designer Jon Hutman Cast & Crew Interviews Behind-The-Scenes Featurette 2 Theatrical Trailers

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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- What Women Want
1. Chapter 1 [:19]
2. Chapter 2 [:11]
3. Chapter 3 [3:46]
4. Chapter 4 [3:28]
5. Chapter 5 [4:38]
6. Chapter 6 [2:53]
7. Chapter 7 [4:35]
8. Chapter 8 [3:25]
9. Chapter 9 [3:42]
10. Chapter 10 [2:17]
11. Chapter 11 [5:03]
12. Chapter 12 [6:13]
13. Chapter 13 [1:29]
14. Chapter 14 [8:02]
15. Chapter 15 [2:43]
16. Chapter 16 [7:40]
17. Chapter 17 [3:26]
18. Chapter 18 [3:50]
19. Chapter 19 [4:26]
20. Chapter 20 [3:40]
21. Chapter 21 [4:33]
22. Chapter 22 [7:43]
23. Chapter 23 [2:36]
24. Chapter 24 [3:19]
25. Chapter 25 [1:19]
26. Chapter 26 [3:54]
27. Chapter 27 [2:34]
28. Chapter 28 [2:17]
29. Chapter 29 [6:02]
30. Chapter 30 [1:55]
31. Chapter 31 [3:09]
32. Chapter 32 [5:23]
33. Chapter 33 [1:41]
34. Chapter 34 [4:03]
35. Chapter 35 [:05]

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What Women Want 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie's okay but entertaining and when there's a showing on TV I always turn to it.
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