9 February 2012

Film Review: How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(may contain spoilers)

Director: Donald Petrie
Writers: Kristen Buckley (Screenplay), Brian Regan (Screenplay), Burr Steers (Screenplay), Michele Alexandra (Book), Jeannie Long (Book)
Stars/Characters: Kate Hudson/Andie Anderson, Matthew McConaughey/Ben Barry
Cinema Release Date: 18th April 2003
Recently Watched (DVD): 9th February 2012
Rating Given: *****

I have seen this film more times than I can actually remember and I even know some of the lines before they are actually said. What I didn't know was that this film is based on a book I only found out when looking through my DVDs for something to watch that was a book and found that this one was.

I haven't actually read the book but when looking at the blurb it sounds like it's not the same as the film as it seems to be an actual guide on doing the wrong things when dating a guy. So what the film must of done is used the same kind of idea for Andie to do an article on using the things that are stated in the book.

This film is actually one of my favourite books as I just find it hilariously funny. It's such a light watch that I like to watch it when am feeling down it's the perfect pick me up.

The two stars McConaughey and Hudson are brilliantly cast as Ben and Andie it's great to watch there on screen chemistry I would love to see these pair up again.

One of my favourite scenes in this film would have to be towards the end where Ben and Andie have found about what each of them have actually been up to and are singing You're So Vain with there own words it's really funny but by no means the only funny scene's. There are bit's that are a bit cringey but I think that's needed for this kind of film to work.

Brilliant film one I would definitely recommend however I'm not sure that the book is something that I will be reading any time soon.

1 comment:

  1. its been a while since I seen this movie...I really should watch it again! I loved it then and i bet I'll love it even more being older and more wiser of the world. haha. Anyways, thats the feeling I get from the book. I think I'll pass up on the book and just watch the movie. =)