I went to a screening of What Men Want Tuesday night, and I liked it!
The cast worked well together on screen, which made for some very funny antics. I like this version way more than What Women Want. I’m a huge fan of Taraji (check her in Acrimony if you haven’t seen that), so I enjoyed watching her play Ali Davis. She looks great, and her acting is just super smooth. Ali is a successful sports agent, but she hasn’t got her due to become a partner, because the agency she works for doesn’t employ a lot of women. It’s a “boys club” filled with men who don’t like Ali being a savage go getter. If only she could know what these men are thinking, right? I won’t spoil the details of what happens when Ali acquires her mind reading powers, but I will say there are a few scenes that had the entire screening audience cracking up. I laughed out loud several times. Erykah Badu is a scene stealing mess! I missed some of the dialogue between her character and Taraji’s because I was laughing. It was good to see Tamala Jones and Richard Roundtree as supporting cast members. I haven’t seen either of them in anything for a while. Took me a minute to recognize Tamala though. She is extra thick now. Hmmmmmmm!!
These romantic comedies tend to be “by the numbers” in terms of the story, but I really enjoyed how the mind reading situations played out. I went into the movie thinking it had a PG13 rating. It doesn’t! I figured that out after the multiple f-bombs and other choice words being said. There were a few kids at the screening, but you may want to leave the kids at home for this one. Based on the crowd at the screening, it will be mostly women going to see this, but it’s enjoyable for the fellas also. Why would you not want to look at the loveliness of Taraji for a couple of hours? If you want to have a good time in the theater, then check this one out. I won’t be mad at you if you save it for a discount day. I’ll be going back to see my boo Taraji again! Scroll down and click the link to see my live video reaction!