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.
The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it. Written by
The store used for Fox Books is the old Barney's department store at 17th street and 7th avenue in Manhattan. See more »
When Joe and Patricia get stuck in the elevator, the elevator man suggests they all jump up to trick the elevator into thinking no one is inside so the doors will open. Yet you know from their entry on the ground floor (and earlier scenes) that the elevator doors are operated BY HAND, and by that same elevator man. See more »
[At Cafe Lalo, spying on "Shopgirl"]
You know what? She looks... I mean, she almost has the same coloring as... that Kathleen Kelly person.
Kathleen Kelly with the little bookstore?
Well, why not? You said you thought she was attractive.
Absolutely, yes, why not. Who cares about Kathleen Kelly?
Well... if you don't like Kathleen Kelly, I can tell you right now... you ain't gonna like this girl.
Because it *is* Kathleen Kelly.
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It was hard not to give this movie a 10, but since I have only given out about 20 10's in all the movies I have ever seen - thousands, a 10 here would have been a little too generous.
Though, it is difficult to find fault, I suppose it is fair to say that the movie didn't always have full steam - especially early on. Still, even during those times, it was interesting. I mean, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. What else do you need?
Additionally, I didn't laugh very much. Not that I was required to, but this genre would, after all, be considered a romantic comedy. Despite the lack of laughs, it was as feel good as it gets.
The movie was blessed with two great actors, a creative idea, excellent writing and directing. And, the ending was one for the ages. I might have chosen to "tweak" it a little, but it was about as good as you will ever see
assuming you like romance. I do!
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