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

my account, my campaign.

- This is my baby.

- That's what I'm talking about.

They will not ace me

out of this.

- That's right.

- I heard that.


Mullins', tonight.

"I heard that"?


- Hi.

- Hi.

I- I don't really want

to talk about it, okay?

- Okay.

- Okay.


Why does this always happen

to me?

Things were going great

for, like, a week and a half,

and then, all of a sudden,

it's over,

and I am mystified.

Seriously, I am mystified,

because it always starts out

so well.

Poor baby.

Let's just roll with this one.

Oh, Mike and I had

such a connection.

The first time that we had sex, was so beautiful...

I cried.

You cried?


You mean, like,

one glistening tear

on your cheek, right?

No. I was really emotional.

I even told him

that I loved him.

After how many days?



It was how I felt.

I wanted to express myself.

Okay, well, what did he say?

Oh, Mike didn't have

to say anything.

I know that he felt the same.

But then he started

getting really busy,

and I didn't know where he was.

So I kept calling him

and calling him.

He was never home...

You kept calling him?

I didn't leave a message.

He didn't know it was me.

My number's blocked.

Oh, I-I'm sure he thought

it was one of his friends.

You know, men frequently call

their friends'

answering machines

and hang up 20 times.


I know why he dumped me:

I'm too fat.

- You're not fat!

- You're not fat!

Oh, Michelle, if the most

beautiful woman in the world

acted the way you did,

any normal guy

would still go running

in the other direction.

Oh, no. No guy would go

running from you, Andie.

You could barf all over him,

and he would say, "Do it again. "

That is both

incredibly disgusting

and categorically untrue.

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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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