How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Synopsis: Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive competing with two female co-workers for a major campaign for a diamond merchant. He cuts a deal with his competitors that the account is his if he can make a woman of their choice fall in love with him in 10 days. In comes Andie Anderson who, in turn, is writing a story on how to lose a guy in 10 days as a bet with her boss to be allowed to write more substantial stories. With a hidden agenda in each camp, will either party be able to complete their mission?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Donald Petrie
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Put it on.

It'll make your eyes

look fiercely green.


Get up. I'm not going

to let you lose your job

on top of everything else.

- Oh.

- Come here.

Oh, Andie.



You only dated the guy a week.

It was the best week of my life.


Good morning, ladies.

- What's up, Tito?

- Hey.

Warren Advertising.

Hi, yes, we're waiting for you.

Good morning.

What's up, kitty cat?

What's up, daddy?

Big night?

- Not bad.

- Orgy?

Where were you, man?

Not at an orgy.

Did you hear?

What, that my Knickerbockers

are now in

the championship series

and Tone "The Bone" here

owes me $20?

Pay him.

Oh, man.

Well, you were right.

DeLauer Diamonds is looking

for a new ad agency.

Warren wants to move

on it aggressively.


Oh, oh, this is a good day,

this is a good day.

Guys, did you know

that diamonds are about

as common as taxis

on Fifth Avenue?

The value is entirely


maintained by a supply,

demand and advertising.


Now, DeLauer dominates

the world diamond market.

Meaning if I represent them,

I basically represent

the entire industry.

Tell him.


Warren gave it to the Judys.

Spears and Green...

they're already on it.

No way!

Yeah, well, you know,

he's kind of partial

to hot, leggy chicks

for some reason.

Yeah, and we're the, you know,

the sneakers and beer division.

Precious gems aren't exactly

our forte.

Lips and Hips are over at

a chick's magazine right now.

I got to get to Warren

before they sink...

You can't, you can't.

He's on a plane.

Easy, pal.

The Chicago meeting.

And it's too late anyway,

because Warren's

meeting them for drinks

at Mullins' tonight

to discuss their ideas.

You know what?

This isn't happening.

You know why?

This was my tip.

It's going to be my pitch,

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Kristen Buckley

Kristen Buckley (born June 9, 1968 in New York City, New York) is an American screenwriter and author. She co-wrote the screenplays for 102 Dalmatians (for which she also co-wrote the story), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous. She also wrote The Parker Grey Show (a novel) and Tramps Like Us (a memoir). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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