How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)


Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies’ man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the “How To” beat for “Composure” magazine and is assigned to write an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made. (IMDb)
The delicious dramatic irony at the core of the plot here gives this rom-com a fresh and fun feel, even if it’s still fairly insubstantial and ends with the predictable “fall out then make up” formula. Hudson’s Andie and her mischievous antics are hysterical (4th quarter at the Knicks’ game and guys’ poker night are particular highlights), and McConaughey does well at playing the straight guy losing his patience. A solidly funny supporting cast of their respective best friends joins them.
6.5/10 (Alright)