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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andie
... Ben
... Michelle
... Jeannie
... Tony
... Thayer
... Spears
... Green
... Phillip Warren
... Lana Jong
... Lori
Justin Peroff ... Mike
... Glenda
... Jack
... Uncle Arnold
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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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One of them is lying. So is the other.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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How to Lose a Guy  »

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$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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Kate Hudson improvised plastering Matthew McConaughey with kisses during the scene where she introduces the new dog. This is why McConaughey looks genuinely surprised. See more »

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In the revolving door at the beginning, the woman's purse jumps from being held between two fingers and her coffee cup, to an impossible position in the crook of her elbow See more »

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[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 The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) See more »

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Who Do You Love
by Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel)
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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One of best Romantic comedy films of all time !
2 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

how to lose a guy is an original story, which is well-acted, very smart and very very funny. i found myself laughing out loud many many times. I think its one of the best romantic comedies of all time. I would encourage buying the movie: great for parties or anytime you want to good laugh. I quite enjoyed this movie actually. I didn't intend to see it but i'm not sorry i did. I like romantic comedies but the past couple of years they've been pretty disappointing & plain stupid + i'm not big on Matthew McConaughey. The main reason why i liked the movie is definitely Kate Hudson! She's so adorable & hilariously funny in the movie. Definitely the star. Matthew did a good job i guess, but i still don't particularly like him a lot. The story is original, the jokes are really funny & there's real chemistry between the main characters! Unfortunately it's just a chick-flick that will be forgotten pretty soon. But at least it's a romantic comedy with a real heart!

Entertainment Score: 9.9/10

Overall: 9.85/10


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