“A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.
I remember taking a date to see “What Women Want” back in 2000. It was a lousy movie, but I ended up marrying the date – so it wasn’t a totally wasted evening.
What Men Want is a fairly lazy updating of the “classic” story. What if a high-powered business woman could read the minds of all the men around her? That’s it. That’s the plot.
It hits every cliche it can, milks the laughs, and gives a decent nod to the embedded structural inequalities in the modern office.
It is funny, without being hilarious. And it is heart-warming, without being sappy. Go watch it with a date – but don’t expect fireworks.