What Men Want

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What Men Want
Release date
15th Mar 2019
Running time
1hr 57mins
Director
Adam Shankman
Cast
Taraji P. Henson

What Men Want

15 cinema age rating  

A female sports agent is constantly being undermined by her male colleagues, but gains an unexpected advantage over them when she develops the ability to hear their inner thoughts in this comedy, starring Taraji P Henson, Aldis Hodge, and Tracey Morgan.

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Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful boxing sports agent who is constantly being shunned by her male co-workers. When Ali misses out on a promotion that her macho colleague is awarded instead, she begins to question what more she can do to get ahead in a male-dominated profession.

She meets with a physic (Erykah Badu) who gives her a cannabis-laced tea, which leads to a wild night out that leaves Ali with a nasty head injury. She wakes up in a hospital bed the next day and discovers she has a strange new skill – she can hear men’s inner thoughts…

On a quest to sign the NBA’s next superstar before anyone else, Ali decides to use her secret superpower to outsmart her colleagues and prove it’s not a man’s world after all. But she experiences some difficulties along the way, putting her friendships and a possible new love interest to the test.

What Men Want is a gender-switching reboot of What Women Want, the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson. Directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), the film stars a host of familiar faces, including Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Erykah Badu (The Cider House Rules).

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