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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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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.


Comedy | Romance

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

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7 February 2003 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,774,850 (USA) (7 February 2003)


$817,360 (Japan) (15 August 2003)

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The Conde Nast office building was used for the Composure Magazine office building. See more »


One of the headlines on the first magazine's cover (during the intro-montage) states 'How To Loose Your Stomach' instead of the correct 'Lose'. See more »


[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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Funny and Charming
30 July 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Andie(Kate Hudson) is a beautiful young woman that works for a women's magazine called Composure and for her next article, Andie has to write about how to lose a guy in 10 days. Ben(Matthew McConaughey)is an advertising executive and he makes a bet with his friends that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Of course, these two meet each other and the scam is on. Andie will do anything to lose a guy and Ben will do anything to win a girl, what they don't expect is that the two of them will fall in love with each other. I thought this was a funny and charming romantic comedy. The lovely Kate Hudson gives a great performance, she was absolutely hilarious! I would give How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 7/10.

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