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How to lose a guy in ten days
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (DVD)
Member Name: elmer_elephant
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (DVD)
Advantages: Kate Hudson
Disadvantages: none I can think of
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) Is a journalist who works for the woman's magazine composure, she has a regular column in the magazine which is about how to do things. Although she is writing for a well known magazine she wants to write about more serious topics like politics, but hasn't proven herself and been given the chance to freely write yet.
Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) Works in advertising he has the bachelor playboy lifestyle, he has managed to attract the interest of a diamond supplier to his company and wants to head the advertising campaign himself.
One morning Andie's friend Michelle (Kathryn Hahn) is upset because she has been dumped, she gets her out of bed and drags her to work so they can attend a staff meeting. During this meeting their boss wants someone to write a story about Michelle's relationship experiences, so save her embarrassment Andie offers to write a how to story about this topic. How to lose a guy in ten days, the dos and don'ts of dating and the story of her driving a man away.
When Ben hears that the girls in his office have a meeting about fronting the diamonds account he is not happy and decides to crash the meeting. After talking with his boss and the girls he remarks that selling diamonds is like making a woman fall in love. After this his boss tells him that he can have the account if he can make someone fall in love with him by the party for the diamond account.
Andie is on the hunt for her man and when she is spotted by the women that are with Ben they decide that she is the one that he has to make fall in love with him. They already know about Andies article and realise that this might be the way for them to get their hands on the diamond account. This is where the fun begins!
I did actually really enjoy this film, I know that I do watch a lot of romantic comedies and girly films and realise that they are actually bad but this one I felt I really enjoyed and I felt it had a lot more substance to it than most films of this genre.
The whole idea of Andie and Bens relationship is a great idea for a story, I found the whole idea and some of the situations that they get into hilarious and the fact that they didn't know about the other it felt that sometimes there were three sides to their relationship, one for each of their agendas and one for their actual relationship.
I really liked that to me it felt that both the characters had chemistry, it felt as though they were actually close and that their attraction to each other was believable. One of the characters that I especially loved was Michelle, especially when she turned councillor for Andie which was one of my favourite scenes.
I think that Kate Hudson looks amazing in this movie especially near the end of the film when she is at the ball for the diamond account is the backless yellow dress. One of the things that I like is the amount of diamonds that they used for this film. They were all real, I know that they did make a copy of the diamond that Hudson wore in the film, but I think that was for insurance purposes and was destroyed after making the film.
Summary: How to lose a guy in ten days