What Men Want is a 2019 American fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Shankman.

Official trailers

Paramount Pictures on Friday, November 23, 2018 released the trailer:
What Men Want (2019) - Red Band Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Story intro

Sports agent Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) gets up extra early to rack up clients and stay on top of her co-workers. She is helped by her assistant Brandon (Josh Brener) as he escorts her to her job at Summit Worldwide Management. Ali is confident that she will get a partner promotion that she has been working extra hard for. On the elevator down, Ali sees her handsome neighbor that she refers to as "Captain Fucktastic" (Kellan Lutz). She tries to get his attention but cannot since he's listening to music. She tells Brandon that she wishes she could find out what's going on inside his head. The pair arrive at SWM, which is mostly male-dominated. Ali gathers around with the other guys for a meeting in which her boss Nick (Brian Bosworth) is getting ready to select the new senior VP, and he tosses a football to his pick. Ali intercepts it, thinking it was for her, but it was to Eddie (Chris Witaske), a guy sitting two seats next to her. Ali confronts Nick to find out why she wasn't promoted. Nick acknowledges that Ali is a hard worker but he says she just doesn't connect well with the other men. Ali storms out and announces to everyone in the building that she WILL sign rising basketball superstar Jamal Barry (Shane Paul McGhie) and prove to others why she deserves the promotion. Ali goes to spend time with her father Skip (Richard Roundtree) at the boxing gym he manages before going to grab dinner with him. Skip points out a new bartender named Will (Aldis Hodge), whom Ali finds attractive. She stays there to introduce herself, and Will makes her a special cocktail. They go back to his house to have sex, but Ali is overly aggressive. In the morning, she wakes up to find Will's son Ben (Auston Moore) wearing her panties on his head. She realizes she is late for work, and as she runs out, she sees a picture of Will with his wife. Dismayed that he failed to tell her about being married with a kid, Ali leaves quickly.


Taraji P. Henson
Alison "Ali" Davis
Tracy Morgan
Joe "Dolla" Barry
Aldis Hodge
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Josh Brener
Tamala Jones
Phoebe Robinson
Max Greenfield
Jason Jones
Kellan Lutz
Captain Fucktastic
Brian Bosworth
Chris Witaske
Erykah Badu
Shaquille O'Neal
Grant Hill
Karl-Anthony Towns
Pete Davidson
Mark Cuban
Richard Roundtree
Skip Davis
Auston Jon Moore
Shane Paul McGhie
Jamal Barry


The film What Men Want was scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on February 8, 2019 (United States), on March 14, 2019 (Germany) and on March 15, 2019 (United Kingdom).

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. With a budget of $20 million, the film grossed over $40.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: tickets.whatmenwantmovie.com

Google: #WhatMenWant

Youtube: #WhatMenWant

Wikipedia: What Men Want (2019 film)