Monday, January 21, 2013

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Number Rolled: 75
Movie Name/Year: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 115 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Donald Petrie
Writer: Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long, Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers
Actors: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Lennon, Michael Michele, Shalom Harlow, Robert Klein, Bebe Neuwirth

I hate when this happens. On Wednesday I watched and blogged on “She’s All That.” And, look, I’ve randomly rolled for it again! Ok, so “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” is pretty much the same movie, without the ugly duckling part, for a slightly older audience and with different actors.

This movie stars Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson, a writer who wants more than the ‘How To’ column she’s writing, for a fashion magazine. After witnessing a friend go through a very predictable break-up, she pitches the idea to write a story on how to lose a guy in ten days. Meanwhile, Matthew McConaughey, playing Ben Barry, is trying to land a huge diamond deal at his advertising agency and he’ll get the deal if he can make a girl fall in love with him by the day of his company’s party.

If you don’t already know the ending to this movie from the above blurb, then you’ve never watched a chick flick in your life.

It’s got nearly the EXACT recipe of “She’s All That,” but I feel like they accomplished the goal a touch better. Seemed a little less forced, or maybe it was because it was aimed at my demographic and I ate it up, whichever.

I am a fan of Kate Hudson and I don’t outright hate Matthew McConaughey. However, I do have the same problem with McConaughey that I have with Katherine Heigl. As well as he does it, most of the time, he has only one character. He’ll play in a hundred different movies, but it’s really the same character over and over and over again. I’m not saying he’s a terrible actor, but he’s definitely a specialist and it keeps me from being over impressed with any of his work.

Overall Opinion – 3/5

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