How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

 Rated R because a certain four-letter word simply had to be said (often) about this movie.

The 2nd week in “Movies We Hate Month” digs deep into a shallow rom-com. The Next 117 Project spends about 40 minutes hacking on this McConaughey/Hudson tripe, which—bad as it is—really just represents all the insulting rom-coms that make women look stupid and make men look like idiot bros. We can do better than this cruelty, people, so stop buying tickets to this kind of hooey! But you can’t do better than Sparkplug Coffee, so hit them up and take advantage of a one-time 10% discount by smashing in the promo code “top100project”.

For The Record: The movie made over 162 million adjusted-for-inflation dollars and is McConaughey’s 5th-biggest hit ever when you do some adjusting. Also, to continue MM’s “every 10 years ending in 3” thing, his first year in movies was indeed 1993 and the acclaimed Mud was released in 2013 (in addition to Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf Of Wall Street). Also also, cinematographer (and controversial president of the Academy) John Bailey is indeed still working.


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2003 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Ryan’s Vintage Review

Links to: The Awful Truth and The Lady Eve and Almost Famous and Fool’s Gold

YouTube links: Andie ruins the poker game and good-looking people have sex and losing the guy in 10 days and the ending on the bridge

Previously on the Next 116 Project: The Shape Of Water

August 27th on the Next 118 Project: Avatar