Recycled Plot for Selena Gomez Film is Not 'What Boys Want'
by Ethan Anderton
October 19, 2009
As a matter of fact, I'm not sure anyone who isn't a teen girl would want this, but apparently the demand is high enough as Variety reports New Line has picked up What Boys Want, a comedy pitch for Disney star Selena Gomez to headline written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer. The story is all too familiar as it finds Gomez's character with the sudden ability to hear the thoughts of the boys around her. We've seen this trick before with the Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt comedy What Women Want, and now we can cue the jokes of boys being obsessed with breasts, masturbation and the random non sequitur's of immature humor.
Of course, there's the chance that this could bring some laughs just as all the different iterations of a story like Big have their own certain charm for different audiences. After all 13 Going on 30 had it's moments, mainly because Jennifer Garner's childlike wonder was oh-so charming. But with Selena Gomez attached it looks like this will be a similar endeavor to Zac Efron's 17 Again. Gomez, who has gained fame from her work on Disney's series "Wizards of Waverly Place," is certainly a pretty face, but because of her Disney branding I can't see thing being anything more than a PG family film. But of course Lindsay Lohan got her start in Disney (The Parent Trap remake) and made waves with her performance in the surprisingly funny Tina Fey scripted Mean Girls, so I wouldn't mind being proven wrong again. What do you guys think?