Eccentric comedy “What Women Want”: starring actor Mel Gibson
In 2000, an eccentric Hollywood comedy “What Women Want” came into the world. Actor Mel Gibson, an Oscar winner, played a major role in the project of director Nancy Meyers. What is this film about, why is it so loved by the audience?
The creators of the picture and a short plot
Paramount Pictures spent just $ 70 million on the production of Nancy Meyers' paintings, 30 million of which were invested in marketing. Cash fees in the first week of hire became a harbinger of great success: a total of $ 374 million earned in movie theaters.
In the light and witty comedy “What Women Want,” actor Mel Gibson appeared in the image of the notorious lovelace Nick Marshall. The protagonist changes women like gloves, uses them for their own purposes, and then leaves them indifferent.
When in an advertising company where Nick works, a certain Darcy McGuire is appointed to the position of creative director, he perceives this as an absurd set of circumstances.Nick thinks Darcy is not a decent position, so he decides to “hook up” his boss at any cost. The passions intensify when the Marshal accidentally receives a strong discharge with a current, after which, literally, he begins to hear the thoughts of all the women around him. Such a turn of events scares Nick, but then he pulls himself together and decides to use the opened gift for personal gain. However, in the final of the story, everything will turn out completely different from what the protagonist expected ...
“What women want”: actor Mel Gibson and his hero Nick Marshall
Mel Gibson in the 1990-2000s considered one of the most prominent figures of Hollywood. A lot of films with his participation have become classics of Hollywood cinema. We are talking about the war dramas "Braveheart", "Patriot", the western "Maverick", the franchise "Lethal Weapon".
In the film “What women want,” Mel Gibson appeared in his usual role: an avid womanizer with an irresistible burden of adventure. A similar image was firmly entrenched for the actor in the 1980s.
True, Mel Gibson’s hero in the comedy Nancy Meyers, thanks to her wonderful ability to recognize the thoughts and feelings of women,“corrected” to the final of the picture: Nick Marshall sincerely falls in love with Darcy McGuire and admits to the company’s management that Nike stole all ideas for advertising from a colleague. For Marshall, this step becomes the beginning of a new, more meaningful life with the acquired second half.
“What Women Want”: Helen Hunt as Darcy
Hollywood actress Helen Hunt is not as famous as Mel Gibson. However, in the filmography of the actress there are a couple of fairly successful projects.
As a child, Helen began to appear in the sitcom "Lost in mind from you." The series was so popular that by the time the last seasons were released, Hunt was paying $ 1 million per series.
In 1997, Helen Hunt managed to get the lead role in the comedy by James Brooks “It Can't Be Better”, where Jack Nicholson became the partner of the actress on the set. For the role of a waitress, Carol Connelli Hunt was awarded the Oscar.
In 1999, the singer was invited to the film “What Women Want” for the role of a business-like and determined Darcy McGuire, who was able to change the unprincipled ladies man Nick Marshall beyond recognition.
Also in the filmography of the actress listed adventure drama Robert Zemeckis "Outcast" with Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Other Performers Roles
In the film “What Women Want,” actor Alan Alda played the role of the immediate supervisor, Nick Marshall and Darcy McGuire. Alda is mostly known as a Broadway actor. But from 1972 to 1983 he was fortunate enough to become the star of the then popular series “MESH”, which tells about the activities of the military mobile surgical hospital No. 4077 in Asian countries.
The film “What Women Want” entered the filmography of Marisa Tomei, an actress who won an Oscar for supporting role in the comedy My Cousin Winnie. In the picture of Nancy Meyers, the singer received the role of Lola - one of Nick Marshall's girlfriends.
Lauren Michelle Holly appeared in the frame in the image of Gigi. The actress is widely known to the audience on the comedy film "Dumb and Dumber" with Jim Carrey, as well as the TV show "Fencing Outpost".
Also in the comedy “What Women Want”, Ashley Johnson (“AWOL”), Mark Feuerstin (“Dear Doctor”), Delta Burke (“Creating a Woman”), Valerie Perrin (“Lenny”), Judy Greer (“Wedding Planner” ), Sarah Paulson (“12 Years of Slavery”), Ana Gasteier (“Suburb”), Lisa Edelstein (“Dr. House”), Loretta Divine (“Priest's Wife”) and Diana-Maria Riva (“The X-Files”).