What Women Want
- Nancy Meyers
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Saturday, January 27, 2001
Gisbon, as I said, is excellent; so is Marisa Tomei as Lola, the coffee shop waitress who wants a healthy relationship more than anything else. Helen Hunt is good too as the woman who changes Marshall’s life.
The best thing about the movie is the way it is carried through, making a completely unbelievable premise pretty believable, considering the silly explanation they give to the situation. Gibson is so natural, it is easy to follow him through his weird adventure. The whole film is choreographed in a perfect way, balancing women’s thoughts and the characters’ dialogs, without much complication.
The second half makes the film a bit tiring, due to the dramatic turns, but there is always a spark of pure comedy that saves the day. Even the overlength is forgiven after a couple of top-belly laughs. I’m talking about real fun scenes, including the best of the film (the last one with adorable Tomei).
The soundtrack is also pretty good, featuring quite effective songs all the time, especially Christina Aguilera’s “What a girl wants” during the shopping sequence with Nick’s daughter (Ashley Johnson).
A must for Gibson’s fans and comedy-drama lovers.
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