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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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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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Donald Petrie

Writers:

Michele Alexander (book), Jeannie Long (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Hudson ... Andie
Matthew McConaughey ... Ben
Kathryn Hahn ... Michelle
Annie Parisse ... Jeannie
Adam Goldberg ... Tony
Thomas Lennon ... Thayer
Michael Michele ... Spears
Shalom Harlow ... Green
Robert Klein ... Phillip Warren
Bebe Neuwirth ... Lana Jong
Samantha Quan ... Lori
Justin Peroff Justin Peroff ... Mike
Celia Weston ... Glenda
James Murtaugh ... Jack
Archie MacGregor ... Uncle Arnold
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

One of them is lying. So is the other.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Lose a Guy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,774,850, 9 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,813,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,371,441
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the first night at Ben's apartment and the back and forth "we're going too fast" sequence, Ben's shirt goes from being one button open, to all being open and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Forget the negative comments! Go see this film!
12 February 2003 | by hyrumnephiSee all my reviews

This movie is very very funny. Period. I think that when you walk into a movie you have to walk-in with the correct expectations. If you want a scary movie, you should expect to be scared. If you want a drama, you should expect to be touched. If you want a comedy, you should expect to laugh. Whenever you read a comment on the movie from a critic that is negative, the reason is they are crtiqueing it for something it is not. Just go to this movie and you will laugh, I did for almost an hour straight. It is a good time, relax. If you are a guy, even though it is a chick flick, you will enjoy this. The movie is a parody of sorts because it portrays the way that girls treat guys sometimes. If you are a girl, well, you will like it too, because it is a chick flick. I saw Kate Hudson in Four Feathers and was not at all impressed with her, or the movie, so when I came to see this my expectations were not that high. Folks, both she and Mathew McConaghey were great. M. McConaghey has really mastered that masculine and funny dialogue much like Luke Wilson or Ben Stiller. Sure the movie is predictable in parts, and it does follow the typical romantic film recipe towards the end, but who cares. We don't go to movies to pick them apart. A movie theatre is not a classroom. Go. Relax. Enjoy. You will enjoy yourself.


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