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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Feb 7, 2003
• UK: 18 Apr 2003
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jul 1, 2003
• R2: 6 Oct 2003
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Website
Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material.
1 hour, 56 minutes
Country USA, Germany
Studio Christine Peters, Lynda Obst Productions, Robert Evans, The Robert Evans Company
More info on IMDb.com
• How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
• How to Lose a Guy
|Genre: Romance, Comedy, Love|
Tagline: One of them is lying. So is the other.
Plot: 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
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A mean-spirited romantic comedy turns nice -- just when it should get nasty.
--Stephanie Zacharek (Salon)
This is comedy only by dictionary definition. In life, it is unpleasant, and makes the audience sad.
--Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
Isn’t all that bad, but it isn’t all that good either C+
--Lee Tistaert (Lee's Movie Info)
A nice diversion and it certainly is an enjoyable night at the movies B-
--Todd Heustess (Lee's Movie Info)
The story is light-hearted and upbeat (inside joke), and isn’t going to win any Oscars, but it is entertaining and bottom line, fun. The casting was perfect on this one, and watching the interaction, it appears so natural. Overall I would recommend this “chick flick” as the one to beat this year. 8/10
--Dick Douglas (Movie-Vault.com)
There are portions of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days that feel as though they belong in a better movie. That's not to say what remains is all that great, but several sequences are surprisingly funny and the two leads are charming.
--David Nusair (Reel Film Reviews)
A frothy, sometimes stupid, sometimes sweet romantic comedy, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" coasts on the unlikely charm of its star leads - Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.
--Nev Pierce (BBC Films)
Ready for great hi-jinx and comedy – the perfectly pitched clatter – but the pile that is the story-arc fails in its stack arrangement. 71/100
--Jon Lap (Apollo Guide)
Above-average romcom that succeeds thanks to an amusing script and a healthy dose of chemistry between its two leads.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
Today we see "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" as a jolly farce, but the future could just as easily look upon it as the bizarre product of an age that valued worldly success above everything else.
--Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)
|| How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days should have been called How to Lose an Audience in 10 Minutes, because that's how long it takes to alienate you with its overly convoluted premise. B-|
--Larry Carroll (CountingDown)
From its ridiculously far-fetched premise to its even-worse-than-expected climax, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" could well be the most contrived film of 2003. 3/10
--Gary Panton (Movie Gazette)