What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic 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

Ali Davis is a successful sports agent who is constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. She expected to be made partner at the agency she works at. However, she does not receive the title since someone did not vote for her. After her boss tells her that part of the reason why she didn't make partner is basically because she doesn't connect well with men, she begins to question what more she needs to do to succeed in a man's world. Afterwards, Ali announces to the whole company that she will be the one to sign the next basketball superstar, Jamal Barry. After work, Ali goes to meet with her father at a gym and bar, where she encounters a bartender named Will, who she becomes interested in. They leave the bar together and go to his home, where they have sex. She is too aggressive, not knowing that Will is not satisfied with her performance in the bedroom. The next morning she awakens to his son in the bedroom. At her friend Mari's bachelorette party, Ali and her friends are introduced to a psychic named Sister (Erykah Badu). While interviewing Ali, Sister gives Ali a special kind of tea, which Ali finds smelling awful after drinking it. Ali and her friends then go out to a club to continue Mari's bachelorette celebration. Ali is hooked and partying crazy, due to the tea she drank from Sister. While dancing, another one of Ali's friends, Cierra, accidentally bumps her, causing her to fall back and hit her head on the bar counter, becoming unconscious. She wakes up in the hospital and starts hearing her doctor's thoughts. While riding to work with her assistant, Brandon, she hears his comments about her, which causes her to confront him about his thoughts. They both freak out, which Ali gets out of the car and walk the rest of the way to work, while walking she encounters multiple men, hearing their thoughts. She realizes her gift to hear men's thoughts.


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


The film What Men Want was scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019 (United States), on March 14, 2019 (Germany) and on March 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Paramount Pictures, Constantin-Film, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. With a budget of $20 million, the film grossed over $72.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


What Men Want got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. 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

Wikipedia: What Men Want

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