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.
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
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 her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Written by
After wrestling with the Jell-O twins, Gerard Butler ad-libbed the line "I can still taste you. You know what I mean." See more »
When Mike makes a comment about "Irish Craig Ferguson," he's making fun of Abby's awful attempt to speak in a Scottish accent; he's not saying Craig Ferguson is Irish. See more »
Yea, it is scary. It's terrifying. Especially when I am in love with a psycho like you.
I am not a psycho!
I just told you that I loved you, and all you heard was 'psycho'. The definition of neurotic!
The definition of neurotic is a person who suffers from anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical ailments without any objective evidence of...
Shut up! Yet again, I just told you I am in love with you and you are standing here giving me a vocabulary list.
See more »
Breakfast TV presenter gets people to wake up and smell the cornflakes.
Katherine Heigl stars in yet another rom-com (well, at least she has moved on from poor horror movies such as Bug Buster) and this time plays a controlling, slightly anally-retentive TV producer clashing heads with the station's latest acquisition, a brash and cynical commentator on the relationship dynamics between men and women played by Gerard Butler. Butler eventually bets Heigl that he can help her get the man of her dreams by making her into the kind of women that men want while Heigl agrees that if he accomplishes this she will stop being so hard on him despite thinking all he does is spout idiotic babble to idiotic troglodytes.
If you're reading the above summary and have no idea what is going to happen in this movie then congratulations, you have clearly never seen any romantic comedy before in your life and this is as good a place as any to start. Predictable enough but no less enjoyable for it, thanks mainly to two enjoyable performances from two likable leads.
There's also a decent, though largely unknown, supporting cast with John Michael Higgins being a comedic highlight in the few scenes he's in. Throw in a few amusingly raunchy laughs (and Heigl proves herself to be a good sport as she manages a great "Meg Ryan" moment) and some straight talking from Butler's character and you have a date movie that will both entertain your partner and also raise a few amusing observations that you will both wave off as irrelevant to yourselves . . . . it's called denial (ha ha!).
There's nothing new here, nothing deep, nothing more than a little bitter coating on the standard sweet pill that a romantic comedy can be but that's okay. It does what it sets out to do, it does it well and it's highly enjoyable for both sexes even while things wind towards an ending that you can see coming from the time the opening titles appear.
See this if you like: Two Weeks Notice, When Harry Met Sally, Bridget Jones's Diary.
20 of 36 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?