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.
Jamie Rellis (Mila Kunis) is a New York City head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based art director Dylan Harper (Justin Timberlake) for her client. When he takes the job and makes the move, they quickly become friends. Their friendship turns into a friendship with benefits, but with Jamie's emotionally damaged past and Dylan's history of being emotionally unavailable, they have to try to not fall for each other the way Hollywood romantic comedies dictate.Written by
In the scene where Jamie is picking up Dylan from the airport, she takes a man's sign that says O. Penderghast on it. Emma Stone played a character called Olive Penderghast in the film Easy A (2009), and this is most likely a reference to it. See more »
When Dylan and his nephew are sitting still in the water, talking on their motor boats, you can see his nephew's boat abruptly pull to the side because his boat is on a string and the boat was pulling away. See more »
So, it's always just about sex, then?
No... I've been in love. I went down that rabbit hole.
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There are fake outtakes for the film's fake romantic movie at the very end of the credits. See more »
Written by Gregory Roberts, Stephen Patterson, Jamie Levinson, Alexander Even, Matthew Clark, and Adam Russell
Performed by White Rabbits
Courtesy of tbd records
By arrangement with Music For The Masses Entertainment, Inc. See more »
Watch this if...you are in the mood for an adult-oriented romantic comedy that has a great pace and manages to appeal to both genders.
Acting/Casting: 6.5* - Timberlake and Kunis are very good in the lead roles and the supporting cast is well put together. Honestly, Timberlake surprised me a bit with his performance.
Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 6* - There is a lot of great scenery of LA and New York in the film. The movie also has a great pace, which can be attributed to the directing.
Plot/Characters: 6* - Nothing new in the storyline with this movie, but it is done fairly well. Guy and girl are friends and decide to have no strings attached sex, but of course that is hard to do.
Entertainment Value: 7* - As mentioned, this movie is appealing to both genders and is fast paced and entertaining. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good romantic comedy that would interest both members in the relationship.
My Score: 6.5+6+6+7 = 25.5/4 = 6.4
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