Excerpt: Back in 2000, Nancy Meyer had a hit with her Mel Gibson vehicle “What Women Want” about an ad exec whose bump on the noggin allows him to hear women’s thoughts. It was a pretty bad movie. This one is worse.
Excerpt: It seems all the writers’ ideas got through when a no-nonsense editor should have been ready with the delete button. Nobody, not the writers nor the director, considered the film would punch harder with a more composed, thoughtful humor instead of its whoopee cushion equivalent.
Excerpt: It is just too bad that What Men Want comes across as a sketchy sideshow that fails to fuel any comical chaos between the embattled genders. This romantic romp wastes its entertaining potential in the shadows of a gender-swapping genre already feeling achingly gimmicky.