What Men Want review: 'It’s not very funny, and only Taraji P Henson makes it bearable'
Loosely based on the thoroughly forgettable Mel Gibson comedy What Women Want, this frothy confection stars Taraji P. Henson as Ali Davis, a fiercely ambitious sports agent who’s sick and tired of being overlooked by her cheerfully misogynistic boss.
When she’s on a night out with her female friends, Ali is given a mysterious potion by a fortune teller, then slips on the dance floor and bumps her head.
When she wakes up, she can hear everything that men are thinking, which naturally gives her a new advantage at work.
The messages in this clumsy comedy are not new: men and women might as well be from different planets, and careerism comes at a price.
It’s not very funny, and only Ms. Henson makes it bearable.
Also releasing this week:Ben is Back review: 'Adopts a commendably gritty, unsentimental approach to addiction, and Julia Roberts is at her best'
Girl review: 'Girl is beautifully made: it’s also an education'
Under the Silver Lake review: 'A pretentious, aimless mess'