The lesson here is take actors who can do comedy and believably fill in the blank character spaces over comedians who improvise lines for the laughs but can’t handle the character down time. Henson is the clear winner here.The hidden joke is that Henson is playing a male stereotype, the corporate over achieving asshole, in a female body. It is both a body swap comedy and a corporate satire. In the 90’s both those kinds of comedies were nearing their prime. What Men Want just feels tired, exhausted and ready to quit.
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