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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.

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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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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Trivia

Ben's tuxedo at the Warren Advertising gala was custom-made by Brioni. See more »

Goofs

When the character Andie Anderson says, "I mean this is Defcon 5, and I have to do something truly appalling," she really means she is at Defcon 1 or 2. Defcon 5 is the lowest level of defense readiness. Defcon 1 is the highest. 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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Features Sleepless in Seattle (1993) See more »

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Catch Me If You Can
Written by Candice Beu, Christie Beu, Victoria Shaw & Mark Hudson
Performed by The Beu Sisters
Produced by David Kahne (uncredited)
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Hudson's film
29 November 2019 | by rich-foutsSee all my reviews

Kate Hudson (one of a handful of women on the planet that can pull off a yellow dress ) shines in this adapted Taming of the Shrew with her brilliant comedic timing. There are some real belly laughs in the first half of the film when she goes over the top to make herself dumpworthy. Matthew McConaughey is also very good and comedy is definitely one of his strengths. Bebe is terrific.


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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

Gross USA:

$105,813,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,502,387
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1.85 : 1
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