What Women Want [DVD] [2000]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)


What Women Want
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson - Nick Marshall
  • Helen Hunt
    Helen Hunt - Darcy Maguire
  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei - Lola
  • Mark Feuerstein
    Mark Feuerstein - Morgan Farwell
  • Lauren Holly
    Lauren Holly - Gigi

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie


    This is a great movie for both men & women (especially if you watch it in a mixed group). It is hysterical as you watch Mel Gibson's character try women's products, and read women's minds. It makes you wonder if most men would try this hard to please women if they did have this "gift". I would recommend this to anyone, but they need to know that there are some inappropriate scenes for children.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not All that Great


    I'm not quite sure that this film's title is accurate. I thought the movie was ok, but they beat around the bush too much in the movie in order to not offend anyone. Had they really dug down into the nitty gritty, it would have been much funnier I think. Widescreen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect comedy


    I love this movie so much, maybe because I don't understand women and wished this could have been true, but it is funny to see what we could do if we knew what woman wanted

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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    I am replacing my wife's old VHS. She says this is a must have!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



    This is an alright movie. Not Gibson's best role but a good one time watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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