"WHAT WOMEN WANT," THE COMEDY/ROMANCE STARRING MEL GIBSON AND HELEN HUNT, TO BE REBROADCAST AS THE "CBS SUNDAY MOVIE," SUNDAY, JUNE 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
WHAT WOMEN WANT, the 2000 comedy/romance starring Mel Gibson ("Signs") as Nick Marshall, a chauvinistic executive whose sudden ability to hear what women are really thinking helps him undermine his office rival, Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt "As Good As It Gets"), will be rebroadcast as the "CBS Sunday Movie," Sunday, June 18 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/23/03)
Nick Marshall (Gibson) is a "man's man" -- a politically incorrect charmer whom most women fall for instantly. Despite being the most accomplished ad man at Chicago's Sloane Curtis agency, Nick is passed over for the job of Creative Director by his boss, Dan Wanamaker (Alan Alda, "Mad City"), because he doesn�t know how to sell products to women. When Darcy Mc Guire (Hunt), the queen of female-driven marketing, gets the job Nick is determined to unseat her at all costs.
Suddenly, through an accident at home, Nick is granted the power to hear everything that women think. At first he becomes confused and terrified because women seem to loathe everything about him except for his physique and looks. However, he begins to employ his powers for personal gain both in bed and at the office, where he shamelessly steals Darcy's ideas and passes them off as his own.
But, along the way, two things start happening. First, Nick begins to actually empathize with women. Secondly, love starts to get in his way of his plans to undermine Darcy.
Nancy Meyers ("The Parent Trap") directed the film, from a screenplay by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, based on a story by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake. Carmen Finestra, Stephen McEveety, and David McFadzean are the executive producers, Susan Cartsonis, Bruce Davey, Gina Matthews, Nancy Meyers and Matt Williams are the producers, and Bruce A. Block is the co-producers of the 2000 Paramount Pictures theatrical release.