How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Romantic comedies are usually respectable for being funny, light-hearted, but also for being unique. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days may be the average movie for the genre, but it’s entertaining, humorous and fun.


Benjamin Barry is a ladies-man who makes a bet with his friends to make a woman fall in love with him, and on the other hand, Andie Anderson is an article-writing woman who must write an article on how to lose a guy in 10 days.

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Movie details

Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Michele, Thomas Lennon, Shalom Harlow
Writer: Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers
Release Date (Australia): 24 April 2003
Runtime: 116 minutes/1h 56m
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (G)

The film contains very mild themes of relationship disputes and crude humour.

Violence (PG)

A man punches another man in the face.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass” and “bulls**t”.

Drug Use (G)

The film contains a very mild verbal drug reference, including a man asking if a woman is “on something”.

Sex (PG)

There are verbal sexual references throughout the film, as well as a scene in which a man and woman undress each other before kissing in a shower.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some sex-related material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This plainly eccentric, but often predictable and overly dumb romantic comedy has a problem with getting us to appreciate the roles of Hudson and McConaughey. It lives up to the general basis of your average rom-com movie, which consists of a man and a woman meeting for quirky reasons and unique motives, they enjoy each other’s company, but drama catches the two of them before the ending in which everyone lives happily ever after.

In the film, Matthew McConaughey stars as a man who makes a bet with his friends that he can make a woman fall in love with him, and on the other hand is Kate Hudson starring a woman writing an article by the film’s title, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Their characters’ motives for dating each other are the most difficult parts in this movie to take in. They’re only dating each other for reasons that aren’t nice at all, when they’re actually perfect for each other in reality when they’re both being their normal selves.

As a result of this, there are a ton of male and female stereotypes and assumptions that hold the whole story together. And the movie is empowered even further by events and elements that treat the audience like a bunch of dumb morons, and set the smart viewers with an unbearable amount of questions. It’s a shame because this movie can be really funny at times and it’s generally entertaining, but it’s nothing smart or even mildly refreshing.

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