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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Details


Two New Yorkers fight the battle of the sexes to a standstill (without entirely realizing it) in this romantic comedy. Andie (Kate Hudson) is a young journalist who longs to cover political stories, but in the meantime she finds herself writing for a women's magazine called Composure, where her editor Lana Jong (Bebe Neuwirth) has her writing a fluffy advice column. After hearing of the latest dating laments of her relationship-challenged friend Michelle (Kathryn Hahn), Andie sells Lana on the idea of writing a piece on the things women do to alienate the men they love, which she'll demonstrate by winning and then driving away a man in a mere ten days. Meanwhile, Ben (Matthew McConaughey) is an advertising man who wants to land a prestige diamond account at his firm. Ben is competing with his pals, Spears (Michael Michele) and Green (Shalom Harlow), for the assignment, so Ben tells his boss Phillip Warren (Robert Klein) that he's the man for the job because he understands the fair sex so well he can make any woman fall for him in less than two weeks. As fate would have it, Andie and Ben end up choosing one another for their mutual assignments, with neither knowing about each other's secret agenda as Ben strives to hold on to Andie while she does everything in her power to annoy him. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was loosely based on the self-help book of the same name (subtitled The Universal Don't of Dating) written by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 7, 2003


Kate Hudson
as Andie Anderson
Matthew McConaughey
as Benjamin Barry
Adam Goldberg
as Tony
Michael Michele
as Spears
Shalom Harlow
as Green
Bebe Neuwirth
as Lana Jong
Robert Klein
as Phillip Warren
Kathryn Hahn
as Michelle
Thomas Lennon
as Thayer
Annie Parisse
as Jeannie
Tony Longo
as Sensitive Moviegoer
Celia Weston
as Glenda
James Mainprize
as Mr. DeLauer
Liliane Montevecchi
as Mrs. DeLauer
Tony Longo
as Sensitive Moviegoer
James Mainprize
as Mr. DeLauer
Celia Weston
as Glenda


Donald Petrie
Lynda Obst
Robert Evans
Christine Peters
Michele Alexander
Book Author
Jeannie Long
Book Author
Kristen Buckley
Brian Regan
Burr Steers
John Bailey
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Therese DePrez
Production Designer
James C. Feng
Art Director
Brandy Gordon
Art Director
Elizabeth Joan Hooper
Associate Producer
Robin Guthrie Prybil
Associate Producer
Richard Vane
Executive Producer
Evan Webber
Set Designer
Jaro Dick
Set Designer
Nicholas Evans
Set Designer
Karen Patch
Costume Designer
Douglas Ganton
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen H. Schwartz
First Assistant Director
Andrew S. Brown
Gail Levin
Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor