Taraji P. Henson (Ali) plays the leading role in the gender-swapped remake to What Women Want as Ali.
The plot of What Men Want follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, and Tracy Morgan.
Erykah Badu plays a psychic who offers a tea mixture to Ali that consists of a little bit of weed and ecstasy! This very substance, along with a blow to the head, is what gives Ali some interesting telepathic abilities. Tamala Jones plays Ali’s best friend Mari.
Erykah Badu talks about the misuse of spiritual gifts and Tamala Jones chats about a best friend’s duty to tell her friend if her man is cheating on her.
What Men Want premieres in theaters nationwide February 8th.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online community for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She's the primary film critic for BGN and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critic Association