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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 February 2003 (USA)
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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Comedy | Romance

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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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$23,774,850 (USA) (9 February 2003)

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$105,813,373 (USA)
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When Andie and Ben go to see Sleepless in Seattle (1993), according to the commentary, Kate ad-libbed 2 quotes: "I've always wanted a man like Tom Hanks" and "You can't watch Meg Ryan for 2 hours and not be thinking about another girl." See more »

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When Andie goes over to Ben's house for dinner and finds he made lamb she uses the excuse that she doesn't eat meat to ruin the dinner and then takes him to a vegan restaurant. However, on the first night they met they went for dinner and had lobster. This is actually very common, as many people follow a "pescetarian" diet, that is, eating only fish or seafood and not meat, especially red meat such as lamb. Andie could very easily claim to eat only seafood, and therefore act repulsed by the lamb. See more »

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[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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That Old Black Magic
by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
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An Enjoyable as well as Decent, if Not Fabulous Ending
9 February 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

There are scenes in this movie that defy quality, professional honesty that work like gems. The home family scene was particularly intriguing in "How To Lose A Guy...," the quality of the photography went from professional quality feature film to a something not home video, but less sharp and informal. It is there the audience experiences an honest, genuine quality time the coming off the screen between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. This movie was has a smart send up, funny lines and comical scenes about the dating behavior and quirky incidents that have befallen man and woman over time. While the ending wasn't quite as dazzling as it could have been, it ties itself up nicely. I was hoping for something more traditional, classy but as it was the ending was more personal and straight forward. A good date movie with bit more of a bite than the average man/woman collision/confrontation/competition movie.


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