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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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A lot of the scenes were improvised e.g. the scene with the "family album". See more »

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When Ben is teaching Andie to ride his motorcycle, in the long shots the boardwalk is completely deserted but up close there are many people seen sitting on the benches and walking in the background. 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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References The Powerpuff Girls (2002) See more »

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Somebody Like You
by Keith Urban & John Shanks
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A VERY Funny Film
12 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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 are sure to meet each other in a bar and both tries to get what they want without knowing what they are really doing.

This is one of the funnier romantic comedies, if you'd like some laughs. There are many laugh-out-loud moments here and there. The humor was witty and slapstick, which I love in comedies.

The chemistry between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey is great. this film is like the battle of the sexes.

Don't watch this film if you want lies between romance but if you would like to have a really good time, then this is the film.


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