How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Donald Petrie (2003)

12A Certificate


Our Score
As the title suggests, this insipid romantic comedy will prove adept at driving away men - in just a matter of minutes - and its female audience may well follow. Kate Hudson's journalist is assigned a magazine feature for which she must snare a guy and then make him dump her, while her target, Matthew McConaughey, is involved in a bet to make a woman fall in love with him - and both have ten days to do it in. Despite the odd mildly amusing observation on the mating rituals of New Yorkers and some pretty cinematography, the contrived plot and leaden supporting cast smother any vestige of the light, fizzy wit that's essential for this kind of film. Matters aren't helped by Hudson and McConaughey, who, while undoubtedly an attractive couple, lack the chemistry needed to give this fallen soufflé of a movie the sexy lift it so badly needs.


A female journalist sets out to demonstrate how women manage to put off prospective partners, and spies the perfect man on whom to test her theories. However, the experiment takes an unexpected turn thanks to her guinea pig, who has a hidden agenda of his own. Romantic comedy, starring Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg and Michael Michele.

Cast & Crew

Andie Anderson Kate Hudson
Benjamin Barry Matthew McConaughey
Tony Adam Goldberg
Spears Michael Michele
Green Shalom Harlow
Lana Jong Bebe Neuwirth
Phillip Warren Robert Klein
Michelle Kathryn Hahn
Director Donald Petrie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 18 Apr 2003
Comedy Drama