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HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS

 
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At Theaters: 2/7/2003 On Video: 7/1/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 52 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399948
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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.
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Comedy Romantic - A fun, lighthearted comedy.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kate Hudson FOUR FEATHERS, ABOUT ADAM, ALMOST FAMOUS, GOSSIP
Matthew McConaughey REIGN OF FIRE, FRAILTY, THE WEDDING PLANNER, U-571
Adam Goldberg A BEAUTIFUL MIND, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Director: Donald Petrie MISS CONGENIALITY, THE FAVOR
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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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Entertainment Weekly   Full 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  Full 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.''

Roger Ebert  Full 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.''

USA TODAY  Full 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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Based on an Exit Polling of 135 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
26
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
Fairly High
75%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
46
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
15
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
40
Very High
100%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

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."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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!
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