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Andie Anderson is on a mission to find a guy, get him to fall in love with her, then make all the classic dating mistakes so he’ll dump her. Too bad Andie’s target is ad agency hottie, Benjamin Bany, who has just made a high-stakes bet with his boss that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Does a faux relationship based on deception stand a chance.
PROFANITY: 29 S-words, 2 A-words, 2 GD's. Not many others. SEX/NUDITY: Some mild sexual talk. No nudity or sexual activity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some social drinking. ACTION: None COMEDY: A Very Funny Movie! Lots of wise cracks and one-liners.
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Review Above Average "With its ungainly double-deception premise, How to
Lose a Guy feels like it was made out of two connect-the-dots drawings laid
haphazardly on top of one another.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "This movie is so intent upon getting cheap laughs
and putting the protagonists in uncomfortable situations that it forgets they're
supposed to be falling in love. Even though they don't know it, we should be
able to sense it. But it's not there.''
Review Below Average "The easiest thing at the movies is to sympathize with
two people who are falling in love. The hardest thing is to sympathize with two
people who are denying their feelings, misleading each other, and causing pain
to a trusting heart. This is comedy only by dictionary definition. In life, it
is unpleasant, and makes the audience sad.''
Review Average "There are some funny gags..., but How to Lose a Guy
is too light on laughs and too heavy on predictable moments. Audiences won't
walk out quoting the jokes or discussing the outlandish sequences.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
It's obvious moviegoers agreed with me that How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days is one of the funniest movies in a long time, especially the ladies. Almost all of them rated it either "Fantastic" or "Excellent," which indicates a movie with wide appeal. For adults to give such high opinion is pretty rare. They obviously loved this movie. I highly recommend How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days!
GUYS! Don't think this is just a "chick flick." There weren't nearly as many guy opinions collected, but that's partly due to the fact that guys won't fill out our questionnaires as often as the ladies will. The opinions we collected from the guys are actually very high for this type of movie. I'm a guy and I certainly enjoyed it. This is a great movie to take your lady to. She will think she owes you a "guy flick" and you'll enjoy the movie.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. The audience I saw it with was obviously having a great time. There are lots and lots of chuckles and quite a few big laughs. I have no doubt that everyone will enjoy the style of humor in this movie. If you enjoy romantic comedies you certainly won't want to miss "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days."
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), Composure Magazine's "How-To"
columnist, has a very unusual assignment and a quick deadline. She has to write
a firsthand account of all the things that women do to inadvertently drive men away...
and she's got to do it in 10 days. Now
she's on a mission to find a guy, get him to fall in love with her, then make
all the classic dating mistakes so he'll dump her. Too bad Andie's target is
ad agency hottie, Benjamin Bany (Matthew McConaughey), who has just made a
high-stakes bet with his boss that he can make a woman fall in love
with him in 10 days. Does a faux relationship based on deception
stand a chance in a world where everyone says they're
looking for honesty? You can bet on it!