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FULL SYNOPSIS

A man finds himself getting an unexpected crash course in the psychology of contemporary women in this romantic comedy. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is a successful advertising executive living in Chicago who has long fancied himself a ladies' man, though he has precious little understanding of women beyond figuring out how to seduce them. One day, Nick receives a substantial electric shock in an accident in his bathroom; while he's not seriously injured, when he comes to, he discovers something remarkable has happened -- he can suddenly hear what women are thinking. At first, Nick finds himself learning all sorts of things he didn't want to know, but he also realizes how this can be used to his advantage -- especially after his old boss, Dan Wanamaker (Alan Alda) is replaced by a woman, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt). But Nick begins to feel differently about his unusual gift when he discovers Darcy is infatuated with him, and he finds himself falling for her. What Women Want also features Bette Midler as Nick's analyst, Delta Burke and Valerie Perrine as two of his co-workers, and Marisa Tomei as one of Nick's significant others. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mel Gibson Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000 Nominee

Cast

Mel Gibson
as Nick Marshall
Helen Hunt
as Darcy Maguire
Marisa Tomei
as Lola
Mark Feuerstein
as Morgan Farwell
Lauren Holly
as Gigi
Ashley Johnson
as Alex Marshall
Judy Greer
as Erin
Alan Alda
as Dan Wanamaker
Delta Burke
as Eve
Valerie Perrine
as Margo
Lisa Edelstein
as Dina
Sarah Paulson
as Annie
Bette Midler
as Nick's shrink (uncredited)
Alexondra Lee
as Woman in Sweater

Crew

Nancy Meyers
Director
Nancy Meyers
Producer
Matt Williams
Producer
Susan Cartsonis
Producer
Bruce Davey
Producer
Gina Matthews
Producer
Diane Drake
Screen Story
Josh Goldsmith
Screen Story
Josh Goldsmith
Screenwriter
Nancy Meyers
Screenwriter
Cathy Yuspa
Screen Story
Cathy Yuspa
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Bonnie Greenberg
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Thomas J. Nordberg
Editor
Stephen A. Rotter
Editor
Jon Hutman
Production Designer
Gae S. Buckley
Art Director
Tony Fanning
Art Director
Bruce A. Block
Co-producer
David McFadzean
Executive Producer
Carmen Finestra
Executive Producer
Stephen McEveety
Executive Producer
John Perry Goldsmith
Set Designer
Beck Taylor
Set Designer
Andrew Menzies
Set Designer
John Warnke
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
K.C. Colwell
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Howard Feuer
Casting
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
Bruce A. Block
Second Unit Director
Michael Dennison
Costumes Supervisor
Raymond Stella
Additional Cinematography
Raymond Stella
Second Unit Director Of Photography
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