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.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
Undercover FBI agent Gracie Hart shows no signs of having any femininity in her demeanor or appearance. Generally a bright and capable agent, she is in trouble at work when she makes an error in judgment in a case which results in a near disaster. As such, one of her by-the-books colleagues, Eric Matthews, who has never shown any inclination of thinking outside the box, is assigned to lead the high profile case of a terrorist coined The Citizen instead of her, while she is facing possible disciplinary action. Gracie pieces together the evidence to determine that The Citizen's next target will be the Miss United States beauty pageant. The pageant represents everything that Gracie abhors. Despite Gracie's mannish demeanor, Eric, with no other undercover female agent remotely fitting the demographic, assigns her to go undercover as a pageant contestant to see if she can flush out The Citizen, who is perhaps one of the other contestants. Although the pageant administration, led by former ... Written by
Austin filming for the movie occurred in May/June of 2000. Many Austin locations were used in the film such as the Dog and Duck Pub (where Gracie eats ice cream) and the Cue Lounge (featured in the botched mission at the beginning of the film) among others. The Starbucks scene was shot in the middle of downtown Austin, just blocks from the Texas State Capital. To make the Austin streets appear more "New York like", brown plastic bags of fake trash were put around the buildings while fake NYC taxi cabs cruised the streets. Although a stunt driver was used while filming shots where Gracie tears across the intersection and parks wildly in front of the Starbucks, Sandra Bullock did some of her own stunt driving in several takes, skills she had learned while making Speed (1994). The scenes were filmed on location at the Starbucks located at One American Center on 6th and Congress. The whole Starbucks scene was filmed over an entire day before wrapping around 6-7 p.m. The car scene alone took at least 5-7 takes and most of the afternoon in the hot Texas summer sun. To combat the heat, an assistant held an umbrella over Bullock as she got in and out of the car between shots. The interior scene only took a few hours in the late afternoon, early evening to shoot. See more »
The Steadicam operator, who's standing on the front part of the stage during the finale, disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
This earpiece lets you hear anybody on our frequencies, and they can hear you.
Don't need that, with all this foil in my hair I'm getting HBO.
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I left the theatre hours ago and I'm still laughing
Honestly speaking I had not very high expectations for this one. Not because I thought it was bad, but because so much is revealed in the trailers nowadays. So I figured all the funny jokes had been given away already. I was wrong. This movie is truly entertaining and hilarious. I don't remember having such a great time at the movies in quite a while, even if some people think it is predictable, but... isn't that the reason most of us go to movies anyway? To spend a good time, have a good laugh and hopefully forget some of our everyday worries? Well this film did it for me. Congratulations to Miss Bullock, she did great job both as producer and as a leading lady, and the supporting cast was amazing. 10/10
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