Meet Nick Marshall (Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson). A successful advertising exec, Nick has the world and its women at his fingertips. Or so he thinks. The world of advertising is fast becoming a woman's world and slick-talking, chauvinistic, womanising Nick is out of touch. Enter Darcy McGuire (Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt). Darcy is hired by the ad agency as Nick's superior to bring a woman's perspective to the waning firm, in a bid to win new clients from the untapped women's market. But Nick's problems are just beginning. To his dismay, a freak accident allows Nick to hear the thoughts of all the women around him. After consulting a psychiatrist (Bette Midler), he decides to use his new-found ability to his advantage, both professionally and personally. But Darcy McGuire is no pushover and romance inevitably gets in the way.