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WHAT MEN WANT (2019): It’s…

What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson, Paramount Pictures
What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson, Paramount Pictures

What Women Want (2000), the Nancy Meyers directed comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt is definitely a movie I remember enjoying. I only wish that I could say the same about the movie’s recent remake, What Men Want.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield and Tracy Morgan, the plot of both movies is centred around an executive who wakes up at the hospital after an accident, and is suddenly able to hear the thoughts of the opposite sex. This is clearly a predicament that lends itself well to comedy. It’s just that there are very few laughs to be had in director Adam Shankman’s movie.

The biggest issue with Shankman’s film is the disappointing script. I found that the clichéd and seemingly lazy plot choices worked to make continuing to watch What Men Want into a tedious and humourless endeavour. Furthermore, there are a number of decisions made by Traraji P. Henson’s character that I just didn’t buy as something she would do or allow to happen… drunk and upset or not.

Where acting skills are concerned, I’m quite sure that What Men Want really isn’t close to the best we’ve seen from Henson. I wish very much that I could pinpoint a favourite dramatic / humorous moment. Unfortunately, all that really comes to mind as favourites are the black and white hounds tooth jacket and the movie’s sunny location.

If you’re very curious, sure, take a chance and give Shankman’s movie a go. Otherwise you’re highly likely better off watching What Women Want (2000). I said it.

Happy Film Loving 

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WHAT MEN WANT (2019): New Trailer From Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield, Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey…

What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson
What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson

What Men Want is a new comedy / fantasy / romance about a woman who gains an unexpected edge over her male sports agent colleagues when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.

Directed by  Adam Shankman; key cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield, Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey…

I remember watching and liking What Women Want (2000) starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. So I actually can’t wait to see how this version will play out. So far, I have zero complaints about the trailer.

Additional cast includes Erikah Badu, Aldis Hodge, Deja Dee, Tamala Jones and Chris Witaske.

What Men Want Release Dates: February 8th, 2019, (US); March 22nd, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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FIST FIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan…

Fist Fight (2017), Charlie Day
Fist Fight (2017), Charlie Day

Ice cube, Christina Hendricks and Charlie Day are the stars of new High School based fight comedy Fist Fight

My fingers are crossed that Fist Fight won’t be anything like Sisters (2015) or The Night Before (2015);  two movies that featured grownups behaving in ways that were only believable and entertaining when teenagers do it. I couldn’t even make it to the halfway point with either movie.

My wish for the Richie Keen directed Fist Fight is that it’s funnier and  far more believable than the aforementioned films. The above rather well edited trailer puts a smile on my face whilst forcing me to reminisce about my fun high school years. So that’s a good start.

Fist Fight Release Dates: February 17th, 2017 (US); February 24th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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TOP FIVE (2014): Chris Rock. Funny, Current And Real, Like Always

Top Five (2014), Rosario Dawson, Sherri Shepherd
Top Five (2014), Rosario Dawson, Sherri Shepherd

The Chris Rock written and directed Top Five is for everyone who had been missing the comic’s famous humour – as well as all fans of the funny.

Top Five is certainly not a stand up comedy set in the traditional sense – and the story keeps getting more and more interesting as it all unfolds.

Top Five (2014), Tracy Morgan
Top Five (2014), Tracy Morgan

You’ll also find several very welcome cameos. I don’t want to spoil it so I’ll say no more about that. Don’t look up who, allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised.

Rosario Dawson, Dawson, Gabrielle Union, J.B. Smoove and Tracy Morgan also star.

Happy Top Five 🙂

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