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WHAT WOMEN WANT

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What Women Want

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
126 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/15/00
performer:
Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Alan Alda, Mark Feuerstein, Lauren Holly, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei
director:
Nancy Meyers
Producers:
Icon Entertainment International, Paramount Pictures, Wild Dancer Productions
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
68888, 60495
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

A fizzy screwball comedy that’s about as deep as an episode of Bewitched, but it’s got a high-sporting verbal zing. Nick (Mel Gibson), a self-centered ladykiller, suffers a freak accident and is suddenly cursed — or is it blessed? — with the ability to hear women’s thoughts. The guy version of a chick flick (call it a gick flick), the movie reassures men that they can live in the postfeminist world without giving up their freedom, their cherished ability to be randy charmers. Gibson, in a disarmingly nimble, fast-break performance, makes Nick’s new hyper-empathy look like the essence of virile panache. B

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