What Men Want (2019)
Critic Consensus: Admittedly uneven but easy to like, What Men Want proves a gender-swapped remake can work -- and the odds are substantially improved with Taraji P. Henson in the lead.
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Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged.
What begins as a standard gross-out affair (with a prosthetic #MeToo limb clumsily grafted to the body) ends in a treacly, glib, made-for-TV wasteland.
As a film it is almost impossible to place on the ideological spectrum...Yet, from the first few scenes of this crackpot endeavour, it becomes blatantly obvious that it might not even matter. Because it is funny. And it is good.
Henson brings a charge of energy to every scene and there are some funny moments.
What Men Want is pure shrug cinema: not bad so much as wispily superfluous, which may not come as a surprise if you can recall the similarly disposable 2000 original.
The plot is predictable to the last programmed giggle. But Henson is pretty terrific; if you can stand comical histrionics done with style while pitched to high C, amplified to triple-f and played by the full personality orchestra.
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More crude crap passing as comedy.
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