How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

1 h 55 min2003X-RayPG-13
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in this romantic comedy about a writer out to romance and repel the perfect mate as material for a magazine article.
Donald Petrie
Kate HudsonMatthew McConaugheyAdam Goldberg
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Michael Michele
Christine ForsythPetersLinda ObstRobert EvansChristine Peters
Paramount Pictures Corp.
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Michael WolfeReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
It tore my a way.
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This movie is awful. Seriously just thoroughly NOT enjoyable.

I mean you can watch it if you want...I regret losing $4... and the two hours of my life. The only reason I had to watch the entirety of it is because the remote was too far too reach when it fell and hit the floor and I had surgery recently. I actually tore a couple stitches trying to get to the remote to change it. Luckily my pain meds were within reach. The movie was so bad that I considered taking a few extra in hopes of passing out so I wouldn’t have to watch it or at the very least get lucid enough not for it to not cause pain(and by it I mean the movie). Watching this movie caused more pain than tearing my stitches and the strange feeling of organ rejection and almost caused me to have last kidney to fail cause it was working over time to filter the toxins from this movie. I tried to ask my dog to get the remote and instead he went into the liquor cabinet poured himself a scotch on the rocks and left the room cause he had enough of this. I’m an atheist but I was praying for God to end my suffering, for a brief moment I was convinced that God couldn’t hear me and that my last kidney had failed from toxic shock from this movie and I had died and was in Hell which would make sense cause I am sure this movie plays there on loop.

If you decide against watching it yet still want some RomCom where two bash heads a bit then go watch ‘The Proposal’ instead. It has Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. That movie was pretty fun. Maybe watch ‘A Lot Like Love’ with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda doesn’t have the head knocking that this one tries to give but it is fun and cheesy in a good way.
Finally I’d recommend Serendipity with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack that is just a pleasant ride IMO.

This’d rather have watched twilight which I will be sure to do and give it two stars because people should know that it is better than this movie.

We are talking bottom barrel here and the squishy moldy apple down there try to scootch away from this one cause it’s a dog turd.

I would’ve gave reasons and a proper synopsis to my claim but honestly I have to get up early in the morning and go get my stitches redone.
7 people found this helpful
BrandiReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny and charming..
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So its fluffy and predictable. It's unrealistic and sickly sweet. Who cares...this film pretends to be nothing more than what it is intended to be. Light romantic comedy.
Since stars like Cary Grant, Kathrine Hepburn and Irene Dunne, lit up our cinema screens in the 1930's with films like The Awful Truth, Bringing up Baby and My Favorite Wife, Hollywood and of course the movie going public have reserved a special place in their hearts for RomComs, screwballs and battle of the sexes comedies.
Identical plots, Identical jokes but none the less jokes and plots that will never go out of style and will always be relevant in any age or location, whether it be New York of the 30's or New York in the present day.
Hollywood has always worked on the basis that they stick to what has been tried and tested and has proved to work, that is why with a small plot change and a rehash of old jokes and situations they are able to reinvent their movies for a new generation of film buffs. It was through this formula that Doris Day and friends were able to continue RomCom history throughout the 60's and every one of them box office winners.
A recent example of this would be Down With Love starring Ewan McGregor and Rene Zelwegger. Who could not see plot comparisons to Pillow Talk or Lover Come Back? Yet it did not make this film any less enjoyable. Our entertainment lies in seeing our actors of the day fill the roles of the great actors of yesterday and how the scripts and jokes are adapted and told within a backdrop of 21st century life etc.
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson made this film with impeccable comic timing and enjoyable performances. Of course with Goldie Hawn for a mother, Hudson comes straight from comic stock so I would have been disappointed if she failed to meet the challenge but she didn't. Some of her facial expressions and mannerisms almost had me convinced I was watching an old episode of "Laugh In"
McConaughey also held his own and proved himself to be a gifted comic as he did in the Wedding Planner.
This plot seemed quite original and as a battle of the sexes comedy, they seldom come as good as this. Again the formula was followed and we were under no illusion on what the final outcome would be, but their journey to this ultimate destination is what we find entertaining.
This type of film has been popular for seventy plus years and their simularities are what makes them so. Instead of slamming some of the predecessors and appreciate their origins.
Be thankful they are still making these types of movies today as in an era which is threatening to be devoured by action thrillers, fantasy adventure and shoot 'em ups this seems to be the only diversity left in motion pictures.
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KEITHReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Betting On Motivations
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Reviewing these movies is a great pleasure. I can add things that go unsaid. Kate Hudson plays Andie Anderson and Mathew McConaughey is in the role of Benjamin Barry. Andie is a writer for Composure magazine, and she has been inspired to write a social article based on her actual experiences. The column will be titled "How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days".
In a gaming temperament, Ben has agreed to a bet on being able to attract and persuade a woman to fall in love with him. Andie, holding a desire to write her article, has the clever idea of complaining about the guys-Ben and his friend's eating habits on poker night. Ben in his perturbing ambitions, appeases Andie, and makes the most of the evening of relaxation as he can. Andie, in perfect cynicism, suggests to Ben that they go to therapy, to discuss the problems in the relationship. Ben, in a legitimate worry about the aquaintanceship, and his bet, complies with this request made by Andie.
Kate Hudson is the paramour to a prominent retinue of social interactive role-types. Kate consciously expresses glib or homely repertoires in a severely talented decor of playfulness and fun. Mathew McConoughey, likewise, has this charisma, but it is more serious, and in this movie its vitality is not fed. There is no lateral intensity of concerns pressing the senses to interest, at least no joys that are the equivalent to the excellence of Mathew's presentation of friendly ideas and humble mannerisms.
Andie and Ben go through a series of interactions, in fine apartments, and a promotional dance, and we also see the ambience of silliness displaced in more loving settings. There are many jokes inferred from sequential back and forths of misplaced objectives. One does not get 'caught up' in some transcendent excitement. "How To Lose A Guy..." doesn't wind to more focus, but drifts away from visceral charms.
The lack of plot motiffs to urge game playing, and the mild social impositions to ensure persistence, is a dual energy slacking. This is a quality loss of patterns of chase on the one side, and a corroborrating dimming of magnitude of the illustrious pull of Kate and Mathew, on the observing side.
leo leporeReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hysterically funny
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This is a laugh out loud movie. You cringe as the lead character does all the things a typical clingy girl would do, and you laugh at the ridiculousness of it. I watched this with my 13 year old daughter and we were cracking up. Even my husband was rolling his eyes as he caught bits and pieces of it. There's a bit of conversation about male genitalia and a short sex scene (nothing showing), so be aware of that if you're watching with younger kids. Overall, funny and I'd watch again and again.
4 people found this helpful
Roger J. BuffingtonReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
A chick flick that is somewhat tolerable for a guy to watch
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I'm not a big one for chick flicks, but sometimes one becomes desperate for something to watch, and that is what happened last Sunday afternoon. And I do really like Matthew McConaughey. And who doesn't like looking at Kate Hudson? I suppose a flick about these two great-looking people wanting to jump each other had to at least be tolerable. And it is. Sorta.
The plot is somewhat ingenious (minor spoiler; you get this in the first 5 minutes). Matthew McConaughey is trying to show that he can get a romantic commitment with a girl within 10 days because he is doing a marketing campaign. Hudson is writing an article about all the things that a girl can do to get a guy to dump her. Neither is aware of the other's agenda. OK fine.
The part I didn't like was that Hudson was just so incredibly ditzy trying to get McConaughey to dump her, which he was not going to do because he is trying to prove the opposite. Anyway, it's a story. But hey, who would ever dump Kate Hudson? No straight guy that I know. RJB.
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DanielleReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic rom-com
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This movie has been one of my favorites for years. It's cute, silly, charming, and gives you tons of laugh out loud moments. It is relatable--we all know the battles of dating and ensuring not to do the forbidden things, etc. This movie has stood the test of time and remains as perfect to me as the first time I watched it. Good acting and writing. SO worth watching (for years).
6 people found this helpful
Fanny PlasenciaReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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I like this movie. Its really good. My preteen cousin was loosing focus and didn't like the ending too much cause boys are yucky so I feel like that might've been partly my fault. I'd suggest sharing movie with kids a little older. I feel like if she watches it again at 16 yrs old her reaction would be completely different. But I enjoy the movie and she didn't hate it, she just felt the ending was eh cause she wanted it to end with him in the trash but 5 stars it is cause I enjoyed it and she didnt get dramatically emotional about it so happy purchase.
Celeste LReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Favorite Rom-COM
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BEST movie! I know it can be cheesy, and I know it's a little older of a movie, but it is a true classic in my heart! I think it is a little better than most rom-coms out there too, and even my husband has enjoyed watching it. My only regret with this is that I should have bought it! The price is not that much more to buy, and this is one I will re-watch over time.
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