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What women want

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Movie propaganda

He has the power to hear everything women are thinking. Finally... a man is listening.

Chicago advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information but he begins to realise that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt). In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and ultimately understanding what women want.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy romance men women femininity

Persons of interest

  • Mel Gibson .... Nick Marshall
  • Helen Hunt .... Darcy McGuire
  • Marisa Tomei .... Lola
  • Alan Alda .... Dan Wanamaker
  • Ashley Johnson .... Alexandra "Alex" Marshall
  • Mark Feuerstein .... Morgan Farwell
  • Lauren Holly .... Gigi
  • Delta Burke .... Eve
  • Valerie Perrine .... Margo
  • Judy Greer .... Erin
  • Sarah Paulson .... Annie
  • Ana Gasteyer .... Sue Cranston
  • Lisa Edelstein .... Dina
  • Loretta Devine .... Flo the Doorwoman
  • Diana-Maria Riva .... Stella
  • Eric Balfour .... Cameron
  • Diane Drake .... Storywriter
  • Josh Goldsmith .... Storywriter
  • Cathy Yuspa .... Storywriter
  • Josh Goldsmith .... Screenwriter
  • Cathy Yuspa .... Screenwriter
  • Nancy Meyers .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Secret Agent Acid Thunder

Theatrical report

Finally! A film made to show men what they really want! And yes, the perfect specimen of the male species - Chauvinistica homogenosia - is brought to the realisation that the world does not revolve around him but that he revolves around the world.

It's generally a film that hopes to appeal to female humour but at the same time give the males who've been dragged along a few laughs.

I advise that men really do think like this. Men really are pathetic.

Security censorship classification

PG (Medium level sex scene, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

122 minutes (2:02 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 20 June 2001
VHS retail: 14 November 2001
DVD retail: 10 April 2002

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