How well do you know the movie What Women Want? Find out with this quiz!


By: J.P. Naomi

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What happens when a chauvinistic man accidentally gains the ability to hear what women are thinking? Take this quiz to find out the truth behind "What Women Want!"

______ Marshall is the lead male character in "What Women Want."

Nick Marshall is a chauvinistic alpha male. He grew up with his mother, who was a Las Vegas showgirl.


Nick Marshall is portrayed by this famous actor...

Mel Gibson was born Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York. He began his acting career in 1976.


In which US city does "What Women Want" take place?

What Women Want was filmed at 11 different sites. They ranged from Illinois to California.


What is the Nick's profession?

"What Women Want" was made on a $70 million budget. It grossed more than $374 million at the box office.


Who does Nick's boss hire instead of promoting Nick?

"What Women Want" was directed by Nancy Meyers. The story was written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, and Diane Drake.


What is Darcy's last name?

"What Women Want" has a running time of 127 minutes. It was produced by Susan Cartsonis, Bruce Davey, Gina Matthews, Nancy Meyers and Matt Williams.


Which famous actress plays the role of Darcy McGuire?

Helen Hunt was born on June 15, 1963 in Culver City, California. She is best known for her role on "Mad About You," which she did for seven years.


What is the first name of Nick and Darcy's boss?

Dan Wanamaker was portrayed by actor Alan Alda. Alda is a six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, mainly known for his role on "M.A.S.H."


Nick and his ex-wife have a daughter named ______.

The role of Alex is played by Ashley Johnson. She was born on August 9, 1983 and was 16 at the time of filming.


How old is Nick's daughter, Alex?

Ashley Johnson has been acting since she was 7 years old. She is well-known for her role as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains.


Why does Alex have to go stay with Nick?

Alex's mom is going on a honeymoon for two weeks. Alex doesn't want to stay with her dad, but she has no other choice.


Nick's ex-wife _____ is marrying a new husband named Ted.

Gigi is portrayed by actress Lauren Holly. Holly is known for her roles in "Picket Fences," "Dumb & Dumber," "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" and "NCIS."


In order to think of a great ad campaign for women, what does Nick do?

Darcy prepares pink boxes of female products and encourages her staff to test the products, and think outside the box. She's hoping this will lead to greater inspiration.


How does Nick electrocute himself?

He was blow drying his hair, shaving his legs, wearing pantyhose, and he slips, falls, and electrocutes himself!


Following his accidental electrocution, Nick can now _______.

As he is walking through the park on the way to work, Nick begins hearing voices. He thinks they are in his head, but soon realizes that he can hear inside women's heads!


What is the name of Nick's divorce therapist?

Dr. Perkins is portrayed by Bette Midler. Midler was born on December 1, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii!


How is Nick finally able to bond with his daughter Alex?

Alex, thinking that she's going to use him, takes Nick up on his offer to go prom dress shopping. The following scenes show her trying on several different dresses, finally settling on one that she believes she'll be wearing the night she loses her virginity.


Darcy and Nick compete to manage the new _____ ad campaign aimed at women.

At the start of the film, Nick is shown as a young boy with his mother. Young Nick Marshall is portrayed by actor Logan Lerman.


Who has Nick always flirted with at the coffee shop?

Nick always used to flirt with Lola, but she always rejected him. Now that he can hear her thoughts, he uses this to his advantage and she then warms up to him.


Nick warns his daughter that her boyfriend is going to _______ after prom.

Alex does not want to believe her dad. Instead she gets angry at him and believes he has no right to take any interest in her life since he was never really present.


What does Lola call Nick after they go back to her place and get busy?

In Lola's inner thoughts, Nick (and the viewers) hear her say, "Who would have thought? Slow starter then turns out to be a genius in bed! Ladies and gentlemen, Nick Marshall is A SEX GOD!"


With his super power, Nick realizes that ______, the office secretary, is having dark thoughts.

Erin is one of many female workers in Nick's office. Others include Margo, Annie, Stella, and Dina.


After Nick steals Darcy's ideas for the Nike campaign, what happens to Darcy?

Nick heard Darcy's inner thoughts and then used them against her in order to come out on top. Dan believes that these were Nick's ideas, so he fires Darcy and promotes Nick.


Given his interest in Darcy, how does Nick break things off with Lola?

Lola previously had inner thoughts in which she decides that Nick is gay. He uses this to his advantage in order to not hurt her feelings and break things off easily.


Who does Alex turn to once her boyfriend breaks up with her?

After initially balking at the idea that her boyfriend would dump her if she had sex with him, Alex realizes her dad was right and now turns to him for comfort.


Why does Nick go to Erin's apartment?

Given the knowledge of her interest in attempting suicide, Nick is immediately alarmed when he realizes that she is not at work and goes to check on her.


At the end of the film, when Nick shows up at Darcy's to apologize, what is the first thing she does?

After Nick explained the situation to Dan, Dan reinstates Darcy to the firm. This means that Nick is now under Darcy's supervision, so she can fire him.


After Darcy fires Nick and they make up, what do Nick and Darcy do?

Nick and Darcy kiss and make up. His ability to hear what women think has really helped to improve his former chauvinistic ways.


While Alex is 15, how old is her boyfriend who Nick disapproves of?

Eighteen to 15 is only three years' difference. However, at that young age, it can mean a whole lot more!


Which famous actress plays the role of Lola?

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She began her acting career in 1984.


Which famous actress plays the role of sad and suicidal Erin?

Judy Greer was born on July 20, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. She is a graduate of The Theatre School at Paul University.


Who encourages Nick to use his newfound power to his advantage?

Bette Midler is not only a singer and songwriter, she is also an actress, comedian and film producer. She was the executive producer of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."


Why did Dan hire Darcy in the first place?

Nick is talented in selling to men. Dan believes the firm needs someone just as skilled in selling to women. He hires Darcy to help make that change.


What song does Nick sing along to while he is testing the female products at home?

Bitch was the lead single from Meredith Brooks' debut album entitled "Blurring the Edges." It was released in May of 1997.


In what year did "What Women Want" premiere?

"What Women Want" was released on December 15, 2000. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures.


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