What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The movie achieved enormous success with a domestic gross of $182,811,707 … see full wiki
Back in the days when Mel Gibson had much more than a prayer for an acting career (circa 2000), he smartly with director Nancy Meyers in WHAT WOMEN WANT, the story of a sexist advertising executive who learns his lesson when he unwittingly develops the power to read only women’s minds. The $70 million picture went on to gross almost $400 million worldwide, so it was perhaps inevitable that someone somewhere decided to cash in on the successful, romantic formula of a man earning a woman’s … more
Through some convenient electrocution, rather than dying, Mel's character has the ability to read women's minds. He uses this to get back at a woman who took the job he wanted, except he didn't count on falling in love! Goofy comedy. Great Helen Hunt and love the Sinatra references.
Why did people love Mel Gibson, before he set fire to his career? I watched this movie, and how I missed the old Mel, the funny Mel, the guy who could laugh at himself. What Women Want is a battle of the sexes movie, but its also a very funny movie about the change that came to advertising when the retail world woke up and realized that women really did control a whole lot of the money. What to do? What to do? Things had progressed beyond Mad Men, of course but agencies still … more
Pros: I'm a sucker for Gibson Cons: story is a bunch of fluff, so is Hunt's character The Bottom Line: once in ahile you need a bit fluff The Oracle says: Delta Burke has a Bacon number of 2. Delta Burke was in Sordid Lives (2000) with Beth Grant Beth Grant was in Flatliners (1990) with Kevin Bacon *** Weird, yes I am. Where … more
Pros: Funny, Charming. Cons: Predictable The battle between the sexes has raged on for years with both men and women trying to understand the other sex, and to try to realize what the other truly wants. It was said that Sigmund Freud spent his final days debating women, and was very frustrated that he could not come to an understanding of them. In todays modern world, where nothing seems to be beyond the reach of technology, … more