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How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days

comedy, romance

Benjamin Barry (McConaughey) 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.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Resorts to the kinds of cliches that were so yesterday two weeks ago.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, February 7, 2003

Rotten: This is a movie that never aspires to be anything more than dimwitted fun, then falls on its aspirations.

- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Friday, February 7, 2003

Rotten: After a frothy start, How to Lose (an apt abbreviation) becomes a one-joke comedy of slapstick suffering.

- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Friday, February 7, 2003

Audience Reviews

0 star

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is yet another awful romantic comedy. I thought the film had a promising start, but the film falls apart. Matthew McConaughey is a pretty good actor, but I think he's wrecking his career with all the bad rom-coms that he's starred in. He's just not romantic comedy material. This film is pretty sloppy in the way its comedic elements flowed. I laughed a few times, I'll admit, but after the credits roll, I realized that despite a promising start, this romantic comedy is simply just like the others, and it becomes predictable by the second half. One day I would like to see a romantic comedy that really differs from all the other ones, and doesn't use any predictable derivative clich to create its "story". Though this film had a few funny bits, the film wasn't good, and in the end suffered the same fate as so many other romantic comedies. This is an awful film that is absolute misfire for a romantic comedy. The cast is terrible here and with a poor script, poor directing, it ensures that How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a poorly made film with nothing to offer. A boring, predictable film with minor laughs doesn't do anything for the film, and the script is so bad that it just sinks this film even further. A poorly made film that just doesn't cut it. This film is garbage and everyone involved in this film should be ashamed of themselves. As far as scrapping the bottom of the barrel of clichd ideas, this film hits the mark, and ends up being a terrible film in the process.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 stars

Hudson and McConaughey have chemistry together but the plot is not exactly the best and basically falls short like in most rom-coms.

- Raajay, Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3 stars

It was predictable but I found this quite entertaining as well.

- 3niR, Monday, August 29, 2011