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.
Jamie Rellis (Mila Kunis) is a New York City head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based art director Dylan Harper (Justin Timberlake) for her client. When he takes the job and makes the move, they quickly become friends. Their friendship turns into a friendship with benefits, but with Jamie's emotionally damaged past and Dylan's history of being emotionally unavailable, they have to try to not fall for each other the way Hollywood romantic comedies dictate. Written by
The song that Dylan makes fun of and refers to as an "amiguously upbeat pop song that has nothing to do with the plot" at the end of the movie that him and Jamie watch together is called "Hey Soul Sister". Ironicaly, the song is played at the end of the film. See more »
When Jamie leaves the house because she "has to catch a red eye to New York," the last two digits of the LED oven clock read "53". When Dylan goes to stop her, the complete time on the oven clock reads "45" minutes past the hour. When Dylan returns through the kitchen, once again only the last two digits of the clock can be seen, which now read "54." See more »
Why do I get the feeling this is the first real commitment you've ever made?
It's not. T-Mobile. Two years. And fuck do I regret that one!
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At the end, the credits are passed through the screen by hands like using a touch screen. See more »
I was expecting to have to compare this movie with No Strings Attached (or whatever that movie with Ashton Kutcher was) all the way through however I was pleasantly surprised that the story was a bit more complex despite the obvious parallels.
Yes it's the typical "boy and girl decide to be friends only but end up loving each other" movie .... but I must admit that it was a lot smarter in the delivery. Timberlake and Kunis have a lot of chemistry on camera ... It's shot primarily in new york so expect the clichéd new york locations ...
The complexity of Timberlake's character is slowly revealed through the show as opposed to being revealed in the first 3 minutes like most other movies.
A good watch ... not slap your knee funny but certainly entertaining to the end ... clichés and all
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