Streaming In Between (Coal and Gems) – What Men Want
This was a Redbox on-demand purchase for just 1.99 during their special. We felt like it was worth the $2 rental and definitely held our attention through the film, and caused us to audibly chuckle a number of times. I am always a big fan of Taraji P Henson, Tracy Morgan (who feels like a carbon copy of his Tracy Jordan character from 30 Rock in this), and a number of the other supporting actors and actresses of the film.
This film’s shortcomings lay in its own design. This is a rom-com through and through, and the storyline, lessons learned, and the outcome is predictable from the viewing of the trailer. Just like its predecessor with Mel Gibson (What Women Want) the clichés, poor (cringe-worthy) choices/communication between characters and plot holes are abundant, but this one is still fun.
Don’t go out of your way to seek this flick out, but if you’re home on a rainy day and have nothing else to watch, it’s worth the few bucks for a few chuck (les)!
What Men Want – 5.5/10