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What Men Want

also known as “Do Que os Homens Gostam,” “Was Männer wollen,” «Чего хотят мужчины»
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language and sexual content throughout, and some drug material.
Moral Rating: Not Recommended—VERY VULGAR
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Fantasy Romance Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Year of Release: 2019
USA Release: February 8, 2019 (wide—2,912 theaters)
DVD: May 7, 2019
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Featuring Taraji P. HensonAli Davis
Tracy MorganJoe “Dolla” Barry
Wendi McLendon-CoveyOlivia
Richard RoundtreeSkip Davis
Max GreenfieldKevin Myrtle
Kellan LutzCaptain F***tastic
Pete Davidson
Aldis HodgeWill
Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'Neal
Lisa Leslie … Lisa Leslie
Phoebe Robinson … Ciarra
Erykah Badu … Sister
Tamala JonesMari
Josh BrenerBrandon
Brian BosworthNick
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Director Adam Shankman
Producer BET Films
Paramount Players
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Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Ali Davis is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what more she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world, until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest to the test.”

  • Violence: Moderate
  • Profane language: • G*d-d*mn • “F**k the G*d-d*mn sh*t” • “Holy sh*t!” • “G*d” (3) • “d*mn” (8) • “H*ll” (4)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Extreme— • motherf***… (3) • other f-words (38), incl. “I’ll f*** your mom!”, “I wish I f***ed a black broad before I got married,” “Captain F***tastic,” “I’m gonna rip out your eyes and f*** your head!”, “You’re a f***ing b*tch” • middle finger gesture shown • “d*ck” / “d*ckweed” / “I want to see that big d*ck busting through those pants” / “How big do you think Shaq’s d*ck gets?!” / “b*lls” (several) / “nuts” (all referring to male genitals) • “booty call” (sex) • “laid” (sex) • “Girl, I’m gonna do you!” (sex) • “tap” and “I t*pped that fine a**” (sex) • “bullsh*t” (several) • other s-words (numerous) • “I’d pay $10-thousand to see those n*pples” • “b**bies” • “a**hole” (2) • “r*ctum” • “a**” (7) • “b*tch” / “b*tches”
  • Nudity: • male genitals shown floating in end credits • male genital-shaped balloons and necklace charms at party • women in skimpy clothing • woman in bra • shirtless men
  • Sex: • man and woman kissing passionately at bedroom door (with sexual comments) • very energetic sexual intercourse scenes depicted (but not graphic) • sex in an elevator and through building halls • used condom shown stuck to a woman’s clothing • S&M setup scene • Numerous very vulgar sexual comments and references • women dancing very sexually • songs with very crude sexual lyrics • pubic shaving (not graphic) • reference to man’s sexual use of a hair dryer • sexually suggestive animation involving women and their tongues • oral sex references • Gay characters sexual thoughts revealed
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Secular Movie Critics
…amiably raucous remake… [3]
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
…Good enough. …satisfies expectations rather than challenging them. As a result, this adaptation looks unlikely to stir the passionate devotion that could confirm it as first-rate comedy material…
Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
…avoid this blunder of a film… not funny enough, it’s poorly edited and blunt when it could have been sharp. …Mostly, this is a film that still thinks people having a hard time navigating a beaded curtain is funny and that surprise S&M sex is hysterical. …
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
…has few laughs and little magic to make it memorable. …makes you shudder thinking about what other decomposing, negligible rom-coms studios will dig back up and present as new. …[2/5]
Garrett Mitchell, Arizona Republic
…She learns to respect her gay assistant (Josh Brener) and to be less selfish in her career and in bed. …Part of the message, of course, is that it doesn’t take a mind reader to see that Ali’s colleagues—who court a star African-American basketball player…with a racist video filled with bling and women—are complete boneheads, working in a frat house dressed up as an office. …
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
…a wildly uneven stretch of a movie that’s more of a flail than a romp. …
Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine (Vulture)
…a bungled script…and half-baked execution undermine the message the film wants to convey. …the film…is harried, messy and woefully underwritten.
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service