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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
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Robert Klein, Bebe Neuwirth, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Adam Goldberg, Shalom Harlow

Synopsis: Based on the book by Michele Alexander.
The story of a womanizer who bets his friends that he can make any woman fall in love with him in a mere 10 days. He winds up getting more than he bargained for when the woman chosen is busy trying to write a magazine article where she must 'lose' a man in 10 days.

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003) (Widescreen)
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003) (Fullscreen)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: The Universal Dont's of Dating - Novel
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days - Soundtrack

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days Review
Review: Smart move releasing this flick the week before Valentines Day. You get the strong opening weekend numbers and then you get an equally strong follow up crowd as guys take their lady to the only 'date' flick out there right now. The guys figure they will suffer through some chick flick so the girls don't figure the man on their arm is some complete ape.

Fortunately there is a little something for everyone in this flick, this almost war of the sexes, this almost throwback to the era of Spencer Tracy and Kate Hepburn style romantic comedy.
I reiterate that word because it is very important in context of what we are discussing here.

See, movie buffs get a little bizarro when you haul out a reference like Tracy and Hepburn and use it in a modern context. The thing is, when the writing is on the mark in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days...Kate and Matthew have some pretty solid sparring scenes between one another.

But in the end, with a trifling and weak denouement, Kate Hudson comes off less as Kate Hepburn and, not in an altogether bad way...the other Hepburn, Audrey. Whoa, with such commments as these I am leaving myself open to a flurry of attacks.

It was the yellow dress. You see it in the posters and when Kate Hudson appears in it, a line from Jerry Maguire struck me.

"That's more than a dress. That's an Audrey Hepburn movie."

Somebody else must have thought so as well for the next seen features the tune Moon River.

The star power and charm between Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson is all there on the screen. Donald Petrie did an amazing job capturing it...surrounding them with interesting, fun supporting actors like Adam Goldberg and Kathryn Hahn and Annie Parisse...but the script is the weaker element. Not horrible...just not shored up enough with extreme moments. This is a war of the sexes...not a minor skirmish. However, to remain completely safe and formulaic we miss out on some pretty outrageous antics a woman could perpetrate to get rid of a man.

I'm sure any female reading this email could think of at least something as evil (if not ten times more so) than preventing a man from seeing the last minute of play in a playoff Nicks game.

Still...I didn't hate the film...and have never seen Kate Hudson look so good on screen. So with these positives in mind plus some truly funny reactions from McConaughey we end up with a 3 out of 5 score.

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DVD Information:

Director's Commentary
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5 Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary
Mapping Out The Perfect Location - Featurette

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