How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days certainly wins laughter points. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey do compete with each other to satify altier motives. However their characters Andy and Bennie discover that they hae true feelings for each other.
The story does spell contrived in capital letters. Ten days just does not spell romance in a realistic world. However, the comic scenes do draw out much laughter especially when the shrink gets involved and when the couple implodes during a duet at the Ben's big business moment.
All in all this is a good movie as long as you don't take its noticeable faults so seriously.
Pros: A light-hearted romance filled with fun and laughs. Cons: The first part of the movie was very slow moving. The Bottom Line: This movie left me feeling happy, I definitely recommend it. I must admit that when I watched this movie for the very first time, it was not holding my full attention. One main reason for that was because they did not have any music playing until after they established the stars of the show and what … more
As for all romantic comedies, they are all totally predictable, but this one has some cute/funny twists, and after all these movies start to look the same, any new fresh change is welcome. Kate Hudson, looks and talks like her mother, Goldie Hawn, who was my favorite actress since i was a kid, and she gives of a great performance playing the whacky chick, trying to drive the guy away. Matthew McConaughey is doing his best to win his part of the bet, while you watch his poor face, you … more
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) decides to spice up her How-To column in Composure Magazine by venturing out into the Manhattan singles market to see if she can make a guy fall for her, and then get him to dump her within 10 days. Simultaneously, advertising executive Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) makes a bet with his boss that he can meet a woman and have her fall in love with him within 10 days. Naturally the two of them come together, and, oblivious to each other's wagers, they quickly bond. But when Andie turns off her charms and turns on the dumping tactics, Benjamin must do all he can not to be repulsed by her so that he can win his side of the bet. With Andie unable to comprehend why she can't rid herself of her guy, and with Benjamin frustrated at Andie's peculiar behavior, the two of them begin down the inexorable path toward genuine romance.
This charming romantic comedy, based on the book HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS: THE UNIVERSAL DON'TS OF DATING by Michele Alexander and Jeani...