REVIEW: WHAT WOMEN WANT
Zigan Sun (Andy Lau) is not considered to be a good husband, a good father or a good son. He is known only as a chauvinistic executive who, to his dismay, is passed over for a promotion at his advertising agency. Instead, Yilong Li (Gong Li) is hired to develop advertising campaigns targeted toward women. But, in a comedic twist of fate, Sun gains the ability to hear what women are thinking. He uses his new power to become an expert on women and to advance his career, but his new gift leads him toward a relationship with his once-office-rival, and changes his outlook on what’s important in life and love..
WHAT WOMEN WANT grossed more than $11 million in China before debuting on 27 screens in the U.S. and Canada. Written, directed and produced by Chen Daming, WHAT WOMEN WANT is a romantic comedy based on the Nancy Myers-directed film of the same name starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt..
Andy Lau, the legendary actor and singer, who holds the Hong Kong Guinness Record for the most music awards, has starred in over 100 films, including Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers, Warlords, Detective Dee & The Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Protégé and Running Out Of Time. He is also the founder of the program “Focus First Cuts,” which aims to nurture first-time filmmakers across Asia. He received the Justice of the Peace honor by the Hong Kong government in 2008..
Gong Li’s long history in Chinese cinema dates back to 1987 when a then 21-year-old Li starred in Zhang Yimou’s directorial debut, Red Sorghum. Since then, she’s gone on to super-stardom with such modern classics as Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou, Farewell My Concubine and Curse of the Golden Flower. American audiences are probably most familiar with her from her role opposite Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann’s film, Miami Vice, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha and Hannibal Rising..
Releasing on Cable VOD, digital platforms and DVD for the first time in North America day-and-date on November 15, WHAT WOMEN WANT is the second title from New Video’s new partnership with China Lion Film Distribution.
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