Had to see it, because there were so many bad reviews. Specially among women, finding this not just distatefull but insulting, even considering the fact that the movie was made by two women something disturbing. Where does it fail, compared to 1991 Switch? What do women find insulting? The movie is not, it seemed to me about what women think. The thoughts should be seen as projections, even as male projections.(cont)
I knew I was going to find this hilarious about 2 minutes in when they showed the photo of an 8-year-old Mel Gibson with a birthday cake surrounded by a bunch of Vegas showgirls; I didn't like this because it was a good comedy, but because it's so damn nonsensical and creepy that I can't help but laugh. Nancy Meyers confirms to the world that women are only thinking about men and lady products.
It's worldview is simple, and it goes for the easy joke all the time. That being said, it's funny, and while he may not be a good human being I don't see how someone can watch What Women Want and deny how charming Mel Gibson is, or that he has darn great comedic timing. Nancy Meyers will never be a fave of mine, but she sure can make a good flick...
Nancy Meyers continues her tradition of rich comedies with a role that is wonderfully suited for Gibson who elevates the role of a career chauvinist advertising executive who finds love in the least likely of places while fumbling the role of father, ex-husband and just about everything else. This is a fun film that doesn't take any risks but it doesn't need to. Leaps and bounds above recent rom-com bomb shells.