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.
Because of the notoriety she gained from the Miss United States pageant, Gracie Hart's life as an undercover F.B.I. Agent is over. In addition, Agent Eric Matthews broke off their relationship which she did not take well. Begrudgingly on the advice her boss, Director Harry McDonald, Gracie decides to become the F.B.I.'s media relations officer. Ten months later with the assistance of style coach Joel Meyers and a best selling book behind her about her experience, Gracie becomes a designer-clad media darling and the made-up face of the F.B.I. The new Gracie is the exact opposite of Agent Sam Fuller, a woman who, like Gracie before her pageant experience, has deep seated anger issues. The two do not get along, but that doesn't stop McDonald from assigning Sam to be Gracie's bodyguard. The two are sent to Las Vegas when Gracie's friend, reigning Miss United States Cheryl Frasier, and the long time Miss United States pageant host Stan Fields are kidnapped there. At the F.B.I.'s Las Vegas ...Written by
When Gracie reads over the list of rules to be the face of the FBI, she puts the list down, but in the next shot, she has it back in her hands. See more »
[FBI agents in a Jim & Dan's Fine Foods van on their way to the bank for a sting operation]
Hey Hart, can you give me Miss Arizona's number?
Why would I do that Clonsky?
Cause she needs a man in her life.
Yeah, where do you fit in?
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A number of songs are listed as being "from" other movies, including a number of Sandra Bullock films. See more »
Maybe I was just in a bad mood, but I didn't laugh one time during the entire movie. Other people did however, so maybe I'm just too old to know great humor.
The problem I had with the movie was its lack of development. One character was angry all the time and I never saw any explanation as to why. I didn't enjoy this person hitting others, attacking and injuring people for no reason. It's not funny. This caricature bothered me through the entire movie.
Secondly the plot really didn't make any sense. When you see it you will understand. The plot was contrived; made as a vehicle to deliver gags and jokes, only.
Thirdly, AND THIS IS SOMETHING GOOD: Near the end there is a moment, just a moment, where a kindness brings home a REALLY WARM AND FUZZY feeling. You will know the moment. For this one moment, the movie is worth the price of a ticket. I just wish they had developed the characters in such a way as to make it a cathartic moment and not just a surprise event.
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