Mel Sells Out

What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike ad

What women really want is more than Mel is offering
Andrew Cooper
What women really want is more than Mel is offering

Then, for the first time in his life, Nick doesn't get what he expected: a promotion to creative director of his firm. That gig goes to Darcy, whose rep as "a man-eating bitch" has followed her on the sell-out circuit. She and Nick immediately clash: Darcy suspects he's a woman-hating hack, while Nick figures her for a castrating demon. In an hour they're making out in a restaurant. An hour later ... well, you figure it out; suffice it to say, once more Helen Hunt makes a self-absorbed prick want to be a better man. This stuff really isn't that hard, you know, not when Hollywood keeps turning out sitcoms masquerading as movies, and What Women Wantis dying for a laugh track. Really, what women want is what all of us want: a decent movie, something vaguely insightful and occasionally funny. This isn't that movie.

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