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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Lose a Guy  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


There were an estimated $14,200,000 worth of jewels lent to the film. See more »


When Andie is talking on the phone to Ben's mother, the telephone switches from her left ear to her right and back again between shots. 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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Spoofed in Date Movie (2006) See more »


Stadium Clap
by James Kalamasz & Alain Leroux (as Alain J. Leroux)
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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hey i actually liked this movie!
3 June 2004 | by (Croatia,Europe) – See all my reviews

OK, to be honest i didn't expect much out of this movie,being a romantic comedy and all,but in the end i actually liked it, yes it's a chick flick ,and yes some things in it wouldn't really happen in reality,and the movie being so sweet and funny,the ending could have been a little better,but hey,these kind of movies always have something that we would like to be different,all in all i actually liked it,and enjoy watching it over and over again...

Kate Hudson was really sparkling in this light spirited comedy, and i for one would like to see her more in funny comedies like this...


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