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.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
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
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 »
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 »
"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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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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