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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 February 2003 (USA)
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Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

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Donald Petrie

Writers:

Michele Alexander (book), Jeannie Long (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Hudson ... Andie
Matthew McConaughey ... Ben
Kathryn Hahn ... Michelle
Annie Parisse ... Jeannie
Adam Goldberg ... Tony
Thomas Lennon ... Thayer
Michael Michele ... Spears
Shalom Harlow ... Green
Robert Klein ... Phillip Warren
Bebe Neuwirth ... Lana Jong
Samantha Quan ... Lori
Justin Peroff Justin Peroff ... Mike
Celia Weston ... Glenda
James Murtaugh ... Jack
Archie MacGregor ... Uncle Arnold
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Storyline

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive competing with two female co-workers for a major campaign for a diamond merchant. He cuts a deal with his competitors that the account is his if he can make a woman of their choice fall in love with him in 10 days. In comes Andie Anderson who, in turn, is writing a story on how to lose a guy in 10 days as a bet with her boss to be allowed to write more substantial stories. With a hidden agenda in each camp, will either party be able to complete their mission? Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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One of them is lying. So is the other.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Lose a Guy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,774,850, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:

$105,813,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,371,441
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Katherine Heigl is one of the models on the covers of a "Composure Magazine" during the sequence of magazine covers at the beginning. See more »

Goofs

As Ben comes out to join the bullshit game with Joey Jr. in his arms there is a yellow baby blanket around the baby. As he hands him off to Joey, however, the blanket disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeannie Ashcroft: [reading] "And only then will the people of Tajikistan know true and lasting peace." Andie, it's brilliant. It's really moving. But it's never going to appear in Composure Magazine.
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Not a Perfect 10 but ok!
24 April 2003 | by meezaSee all my reviews

`How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' is not the collaborated work of all the first dates I have ever had. The name of that piece is `How To Lose A Guy In 10 Seconds'. `How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' is a giddy but formulaic romantic comedy starring Hollywood vanities Matthew Mcconaughey & Kate Hudson. Mcconaughey plays a cocky advertiser named Ben Barry. Big Ben places a wager that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Hudson plays Andie Anderson, a fem-themed magazine scriber who writes a weekly `How To Lose.' articles. Her next reality assignment is = How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. Now these two self-agenda dating gamers are off to the races. Andie does everything irritable imaginable to make the male species quiver with fear: furnishing Ben's apartment as a bunny festival, filling the bathroom with vaginal products , nicknaming Ben's penile instrument with a female name, and interrupting a guy's night out by actually showing up. Yes! Guys! This is one of the scariest films I have ever seen. Poor Ben has to undertake this torture so he could win his bet and make Andie fall in love with him in 10 days. Mcconaughey & Hudson did demonstrate screen chemistry. Hudson, who is strikingly beautiful, will make many male fans wish they can take a ride in that Hudson River. I did find the charm in `How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' but I also found that it lost its luster. ***Average


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