What Women Want
actually not a bad film. not at all a nancy meyers fan (i gave her last two films a D and D+), but this one actually holds up fairly well. it’s a gender comedy that has an interesting conceit – mel gibson, through much of the film, is able to hear what women are thinking. it’s one of those powers that everyone can relate to wanting and it’s kinda like scrooge seeing how the other half lives so it creates a more believable (even though the cause is completely unbelievable) transformation of his character. gibson does well as the chauvinist, as the sensitive guy and as a gay guy (when he’s trying to get rid of marissa tomei – another unbelievable element of the film). there are some lost storylines and some storylines that didn’t really need to be inserted. other than that and as far as romantic comedies go, this is pretty watchable.