What Men Wants is actually a must see and I’m not just saying that. Call me a tough critic, but it has been a long time since I have laughed until I couldn’t breathe while in the theaters. In case you’re wondering… yes, I was that person, however, I was far from being alone. The entire theater was in an uproar.
Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.
What Men Wants is a thought provoking and a brilliant combination of entertainment, comedy, romance, and tackling the injustices women face in the work place. What Men Wants did not shy away from referencing the Me-Too Movement or the far too common “Boys Club” in the work place, and I’m here for it.
Now don’t be misled, yes in this movie the ball was truly in the woman’s court and that if we truly could hear all mens thoughts we may cringe more often than regularly, this was not at all a men-bashing movie (Trust me: The men were skeptical who attended the pre-screening, but were pleasantly VERY VERY surprised how much they absolutely enjoyed the movie, as well.). In fact you will absolutely fall in the love with at least two to three of the men in this movie who played major role in this movie, and specifically in Ali Davis’ life.
Minor spoiler alert: The sex scenes will most likely leave you gasping for air. Once you watch it’ you’ll know exactly why you’ll be gasping for air.
What Men Wants definitely taught me that being a boss chick and leader does not mean “being successful at any cost”, to be truly successful you must work with others and not only be thinking about ONLY you. It’s okay to be a strong independent woman who has VULNERABLE moments. Nor does it make you any less strong and independent to share the lead with someone else. Lastly, it’s not really losing if you’re sacrificing a smaller win for a bigger win.
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