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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

 -  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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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.

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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$218,994 (Japan) (8 August 2003)

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$817,360 (Japan) (15 August 2003)
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Andi's friends, Michele and Jeannie, are named after the authors of the book: Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long. See more »

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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 »

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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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Reasonable romantic comedy
14 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

'How to...' columnist for composure magazine, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) agrees to write a first-hand account about what it takes to drive a man out of your life in just 10 days. Eligible bachelor Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) accepts a high-stakes bet that he can lure any woman into falling in love with him...also in 10 days.

With the couple consistently tying to deceive one another, this turns out to be a pretty funny ride, and the chemistry between Hudson and McConaughey is excellent, which does help to hide the lack of depth in the story.

I've seen better, but it's entertaining enough 6/10


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