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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days - Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey - 7/10

06/26/2009

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Robert Koehler of Variety.com

She, Andie (Kate Hudson), is a How-To column writer for a big fashion magazine who wants to write about things more important to her than fashion how-to's, i.e. politics. He, Ben (Matthew McConaughey), is an advertising executive (I suppose that's what they're called - I looked it up; I don't remember anyone saying it in the movie) who wants to get the big advert pitch.

He makes a bet with his nemesis colleagues and his boss that he can make "any woman, anywhere, anytime" fall in love with him - all to prove that he should land the big ad pitch for a famous diamond/jewelry company. The catch: his nemeses get to choose who it is.

They choose Andie, whom they know (because of a previous encounter in the movie) is writing an article titled "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days." She will pick up a guy, make him love her, then lose him in 10 days. If she does this, she gets free reign to write whatever she wants. It just so happens that she, somehow "picks up" Ben, the ad exec.

That's enough of the long, drawn out synopsis. Most of the rest of the movie consists of her dishing out drastically horrific situations for Ben, who, in turn, chokes them down. She can't understand why he keeps taking it, he can't understand why she keeps acting crazy. They fall in love, there's a big misunderstanding, lots of finger-pointing (in which three point back at themselves, I might add), and angers swell and fresh emotional walls rise. In the end, he chases her down, and they fall in love.

I thought this movie was pretty good. Could be because Kate Hudson is hot, or because Matthew McConaughey sounds funny when he talks, or both. Nevertheless, the acting is the usual chic flick grade B (in my opinion, although both actors are, typically, top notch actors). All negativity aside, it was one of my favorite chic flicks. And I don;t get many of those. I currently have 3. This one, A Walk to Remember..and another one I can't ever remember until I just randomly think of it. In any case, I give this movie 7 out of 10.



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do you seriously consider "a walk to remember" a chick flick?
i don't think "how to lose a guy in 10 days" should be categorized along with "a walk to remember". jeez.
but i agree with you - matthew mcconohey (however you spell that) is realllllly annoying.

[spinneretteStar|0 likes] [|reply]

I thought it was an alright moive

[ćara|0 likes] [|reply]

Ha, it sounds funny, but I can't stand either Kate OR Matthew, so I guess it wouldn't be my kinda chick flick.
But I like the way you do these reviews, so I added you to faves.

[Aubrey;Star|0 likes] [|reply]

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