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. She begins to question what more she needs to do to succeed in a man's world, until she gains the ability to hear men's thoughts from an encounter with a psychic (Sister). With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar (Jamal Barry). Using her newfound powers, she learns the location of a poker game, which Jamal's father and manager, Joe, will be attending. She shows up to the game, uninvited, much to the chagrin of Ethan, who was made partner over her. Ali could hear the thoughts of the men during the game, and manages to put herself in a situation where she and Joe were the only players left in the game. She loses, on purpose, to please Joe. Later, during a pitch to Jamal to choose Summit (Ali's agency) to represent him, Jamal is disappointed with the lame 90s video with racy images and bad editing. Ali manages to save the agency by appealing to Jamal's interests, and the promise of a successful career ahead. After the meeting, Ali hears the voice of Joe saying how he doesn't trust a woman without a family. She sees Will, whom she met at a bar previously and slept over at his place. However, she had run out after meeting his son, Ben, and seeing the picture of Will with his late wife, without giving Will a chance to explain himself. She passes Will off as her husband, and invites him, Ben, Joe, and Jamal to a basketball game on the weekend.


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 F*cktastic
Brian Bosworth
Chris Witaske
Erykah Badu
John Collins
Shaquille O'Neal
Grant Hill
Karl-Anthony Towns
Lisa Leslie
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 $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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