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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Paramount Home Video

$14.99 Suggested Retail Price

One more for the cliche' pile, "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days" reminds me very much of "Sex and the Single Girl" from the 1960's, only the story here is much better. Andie Anderson, played by Kate Hudson, works for a women's magazine, writing a relationships column. She's been in a bit of a slump lately, but in a fit of desparation pitches a "How to drive a guy away" article to her editor, played most Helen Gurley Brownish by Bebe (a.k.a. Lilith Sternan Crane) Newirth. Meanwhile, ad agency exec Benjamin Barry (McConaughey), bets his chums that he can make any girl fall madly in love with him. These two lost souls do hook up and, as the saying goes, hilarity ensues. While she's doing every (ahem) witchy thing she can think of that drives men mad, he's trying desperately to be the perfect sensitive Man of the New Millennium, and goes nuts trying to avoid cashing in his chips.

Its a palatable little comedy, that will keep you giggling for 90 minutes. Kate Hudson is both blessed and cursed by her mother's cuteness, but her talents stand on their own. And McConaughey pulls off some scene stealing of his own, so the men in the audience don't feel like they're watching a male-bashing movie on Lifetime.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2003 issue.

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