SHE CAN HEAR MEN’S THOUGHTS. LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
Hard-charging Atlanta sports agent Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) acquires the ability to hear what men are thinking. Two decades after What Women Want came this gender-swapping remake, but it isn’t much better than the original. Henson is good as the ambitious, talented businesswoman who’s held back at work but uses her new ability to great advantage. Josh Brener, as her long-suffering assistant, adds extra spark, but like so many other comedies it goes on too long without offering enough laughs.
2019-U.S. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Adam Shankman. Cast: Taraji P. Henson (Alison ”Ali” Davis), Aldis Hodge (Will), Josh Brener (Brandon Wallace), Erykah Badu, Richard Roundtree, Tracy Morgan… Pete Davidson.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Henson. Several sports personalities play themselves, including Shaquille O’Neal.