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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Published September 10, 2020

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Film info

  • Title How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Director Donald Petrie
  • Year 2003
  • Run time 1hr 56m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline One of them is lying. So is the other.

Andie needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days. Ben needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the year's most wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in this irresistible tale of sex, lies and romantic fireworks!

Live blog

TimeComment
4:33Hmm, in the mood for a romcom but am I in the mood to deal with these magazines.
7:34A week and a half though?
9:28Lovely Bebe!
12:18“Five days is too short and we go to press in eleven.”
16:44I always knew that Cleo was a bad-un.
18:39It’s a very weird way to do business.
21:48She can’t ride that bike with basically no clothes on and heels.
23:37What was the second question then? I only got what he does for a living.
28:40“Ten days is a marathon?”
30:45If she left the bag, how did she pay for the taxi?
33:07The kissing videos are the worst.
37:18Love a chick flick marathon!
48:49“Due to humiliation, the king has temporarily abdicated his thrown.”
51:10“It’s like a dog, is it?”
1:04:07I can’t even with this film… no deal is worth this, surely.
1:11:47“You’ve got more than enough personality to keep me completely occupied.”
1:16:09This bullshit game is really good.
1:20:02Love him jumping on the back of the bike.
1:26:55HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK OUT??
1:32:38“Saw her, met her, she loves you, you win, get ready to pitch.”
1:38:23“Tone deaf and drunk is not a good combination.”
1:46:16She wrote 1,000 words and he just read the pullquotes. Next he’ll be commenting based just on the title.

Thoughts

Ultimately, I don’t think this is a particularly good movie - the premise is ridiculous and there are plot holes so wide you could drive a car through them. It was somehow predictible as rom-coms go, and also made me want to tear my hair out watching these two lying the whole time.

However, the two leads were great and when they were being real with each other had some excellent chemistry. The friends on both sides were fun and despite the predictibility it was still enjoyable to watch and certainly an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.

Rating: 3 / 5

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