What Women Want

Plot – A woman’s voice tells the story of her ex-husband Nick’s past life,who has been surrounded by women since childhood and even more so now in his successful advertising job. His certainties of being a handsome man suffer an unexpected set back when he sees his promotion to creative director has been stolen by a woman,the rampant and aggressive Darcy. Still incredulous,one morning in the bathroom,he falls in the bathtub while the hair dryer is on: the device releases a charge and he passes out. The next day in the office,he realizes he has a strange ability: he is able to read women’s minds.

Movie Info

Title What Women Want

Year 2000

Director Nancy Meyers

GenreComedy, Romance, Fantasy

Top 26 Quotes of “What Women Want” Movie

“She likes to run alone. No pressure, no stress. This is the one place she can be herself. Look any way she wants, dress, think any way she wants. No game playing, no rules.” Helen Hunt – Darcy Maguire

“There’s way too much estrogen on television these days.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“Nick, come on. You’re so sensitive, you’re so aware of my feelings, you’re so tuned in. You talk to me like a woman, you think like a woman. Nick, come on, admit it: you’re totally and completely gay!” Marisa Tomei – Lola

“Buns of steel… I’d steal her buns if I could.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“This is nice! I don’t understand why women complain about waxing.” Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“Okay, gotta think like a broad, gotta think like a broad… okay. I’m a broad. I see… lipstick. On a Tahitian beauty under a waterfall, wearing nothing by a thong, cold water cascading down her ba… I’m a lesbian!”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“- Darcy McGuire: What kind of knight in shining armor would I be if the man I love needs rescuing and I just let him walk out my door?
– Nick Marshall: My hero.”

Helen Hunt – Darcy Maguire
Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“- Nick Marshall: I realize I haven’t been the perfect dad.
– Alex Marshall: Understatement of the century.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall
Ashley Johnson – Alex Marshall

“It’s never too late to do the right thing. That’s what I’ll do, I’ll go over there and do the right thing.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“- Nick Marshall: I know how hard it is to go out with someone new. I mean, there’s always that fear of… well… getting hurt. At least that’s how I feel inside.
– Lola: Do you really?
– Nick Marshall: All the time.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall
Marisa Tomei – Lola

“- Nick Marshall: I can see elegant parties…
– Darcy McGuire: You can see all that?
– Nick Marshall: Well, maybe you’re naked and I’m the only guest, but it’s still elegant.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall
Helen Hunt – Darcy Maguire

“- Morgan: What, are you officially a woman now?
– Nick Marshall: I wish!”

Mark Feuerstein – Morgan Farwell
Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“You said that you wouldn’t hurt me, and then you slept with me, and then you didn’t call me for six days, and that, in the world of me, that’s torture.” Marisa Tomei – Lola

“Why do guys like to do it in front of a mirror? Because objects appear larger than they actually are.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“- Lola: Who would have thought? Slow starter then turns out to be a genius in bed! Ladies and gentlemen, Nick Marshall is a sex God!
– Nick Marshall: Oh, yeah.” Marisa Tomei – Lola
Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“I’m the man-eating bitch Darth Vader of the ad world.”

Helen Hunt – Darcy Maguire

You know that whole deal about “penis envy”? Not true. No. Half of women don’t even like it. You know who has penis envy? We do. That’s why we cheat and we lie, because we’re all obsessed with our own equipment!

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“- Darcy McGuire: You wore control-top pantyhose?
– Nick Marshall: Did you put a pair in the pink box?
– Darcy McGuire: And how did you look in them?
– Nick Marshall: Hot.”

Helen Hunt – Darcy Maguire
Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“I can’t believe this is what I’ll be wearing the last night I’m a virgin! …Or should I say, what I’ll be taking off?”

Ashley Johnson – Alex Marshall

“Women are insane. Who would do that more than once? …Why would they do the other leg?” Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“He made you feel the price you pay just for being you is that you don’t get to have love.” Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“What’s the difference between a wife and a job? After 10 years a job still sucks.”

Mel Gibson – Nick Marshall

“Kissing a girl once doesn’t make me a lesbian, does it?”

Andrea Baker – Office Intern

You know the expression “a man’s man”. A man’s man is the leader of the pack, the kind of man other men look up to, admire, and emulate. A man’s man is the kind of man who just doesn’t get what women are about.

“If you know what women want, you can rule!”

Bette Midler – Dr. J.M. Perkins

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