What Men Want Movie Review

What Men Want opens today, but this is definitely not a family movie…it’s a date night or girls night out movie.  It’s rated R for good reason.  Keep reading to find out if this movie is right for you.

The movie is about a successful female sports agent, but she works in a male dominated industry and after a night of fun with friends ends up with the gift of hearing mens inner thoughts.  Some of this was super funny but once she decides she’ll do anything to move ahead in her career she ends up destroying almost all the relationships in her life.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test. WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP), co-starring Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

So, What Men Want while funny in parts, there was just too much cursing (the f word is used constantly throughout the movie), the intimate scenes were weird and almost uncomfortable to watch, and Ali hurts those she loves most in order to further her career.  It’s funny and somewhat of a mindless movie, it’s okay for a date night. The movie is predictable and ends how you’d expect.

What Men Want opens nationwide Friday (2/8/19)!

Rated R, Run Time 117 minutes

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Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the media movie screening.