What Men Want

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Taraji P. Henson reads minds in raunchy-looking comedy.
  • February 8, 2019
  • R
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that What Men Want is a gender-flipped take on the 2000 Mel Gibson comedy What Women Want. This version stars Taraji P. Henson as a woman who gains the power to hear men's thoughts. After Ali Davis (Henson) is passed over for a promotion at her sports agency, she magically gains the power to hear men's inner thoughts. She starts using her newfound ability to figure out what it takes to succeed in a "man's world" and outsmart her rude coworkers in a race to represent an up-and-coming basketball star. But while Ali's new power might help her get ahead, it also puts her relationships to the test. Expect raunchy humor, sexual references, swearing, and comic pratfalls, as well as some gender stereotyping.

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