It’s Valentine’s Day on ‘We’ve Seen That!’ and with the recent release of “What Men Want,” T.J. Rives and Jay Betsill revisit the Mel Gibson-Helen Hunt romantic comedy “What Women Want.”
Back in December of 2000, Mel Gibson was one of the biggest movie stars in the world and Helen Hunt was coming off her Oscar winning role in ‘As Good As it Gets’ and “What Women Want” was a huge blockbuster back in its day, grossing over $374 million when it was released.
Gibson stars as hot shot Chicago advertising executive Nick Marshall who magically acquires the ability to hear the most inner thoughts of every women in his presence and that includes Darcy Maguire (portrayed by Helen Hunt). Darcy was recently hired as creative director at Sloane/Curtis, the job that Nick felt he was entitled to be promoted into, so he uses his newfound power to manipulate his way into the job he covets, only to discover that he has developed feelings for his new boss that are stronger than his usual selfish impulses.
The stellar supporting cast includes Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, Emmy winner Alan Alda, Lauren Holly and Mark Feuerstein. Sit back, relax, turn on your favorite Sinatra or Temptations ballad and enjoy “What Women Want” on ‘We’ve Seen That!