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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 February 2003 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow was originally going to star. See more »

Goofs

When Andie leaves Ben's apartment after their lobster date, she forgets her bag at the apartment, but still gets into a cab. Nothing was mentioned about how she ended up paying the cab driver. And the bag magically appears in Ben's office the next day as he and his friends are walking into the office. 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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Connections

References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

You're So Vain
by Carly Simon
Performed by Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
Marvin Hamlisch, Piano
Produced by Don Was
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Great romantic comedy, the best I've seen in a while!
19 February 2003 | by badgirl9See all my reviews

There are no words to describe this movie. I found it hillarious and heartwarming. The two principle actors were great as their roles as Ben and Andie. Kate Hudson was great at driving Ben nuts. I laughed for days.

I loved the soundtrack too. It had classics and modern day classics.

I feel this movie will go down as a classic with such films as Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing.


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