A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »
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.
The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Boy Trouble." See more »
Alex is meeting Gigi for drinks, when he is supposed to be introducing her to Bill. When the waitress brings his drink the glass is nearly full, but when he picks it up to take a first drink, the glass is only half full. See more »
[opens the door, thinking it's Bill]
Did you forget something?
Really? What did you forget?
[pulls out a promotional pen from his pocket]
So you came all the way here at 11 o' clock in the night to give me a promotional pen?
Yeah... Yeah, I did. I thought I would come up with some really great excuse to get over here. That's how it's done, right?
Look, I can't stop thinking about you. I... It's a problem. I drive by your place; I call and hang up; I've turned into...
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, as did the group of female friends I attended it with. It was well-written, well-acted, and funny.
I think the reason some people, er, men, didn't like it was because it portrays some men as lying cheats, others as terrified of intimacy, and some as weirdos. In short, the basic variety any woman runs into on Match.com. Then there were a couple of stand-up guy characters. Were parts of the plot formulaic? Sure. It's a movie. There were a few surprises, however.
All of the female characters were likable, which is a switch from standard Hollywood sexism. The acting was above average and I was pleasantly surprised by Scarlett Johannson's performance. I only didn't like Ginnifer Goodwin's slapstick-style performance as a desperate dater. A little subtlety would have made her character more poignant and more believable.
The film really does contain a lot of good advice for people in the dating scene, both men and women.
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