What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson, is a remake of the 2000 film What Women Want, which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film follows the story of sports agent Ali Davis (Henson) who is a woman fighting for promotion up the corporate ladder in a very male-dominated workplace. Her interactions with the men around her are very battle heavy, and she is overlooked time and time again to become a partner, despite having strong success in her field. After a drunken encounter with a psychic and some questionable tea, Davis wakes up with the ability to hear men's inner thoughts and she eventually seeks to use this superpower to better her career and love life.
This film, of course, is flipping the plot of the original film, which focused on Mel Gibson's Nick, a womanising chauvinistic narcissist, who suddenly finds himself missing out on an expected promotion when a woman (Helen Hunt) is given the job he thought he was about to get. Once Nick gets his superpower of hearing women's inner thoughts, he seeks to use this power to undermine his female nemesis and win the job he wanted.