How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -3

This romantic comedy drew lots of laughs from the viewers. Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey), a handsome advertising executive with a love-em-and-leave-em attitude about women, makes a bet with his boss that he can get a woman to fall in love with him in 10 days. Meanwhile, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), a fashion magazine columnist across town, is assigned an article that means she has to attract and get a man to dump her in 10 days, employing the dating no-nos committed by women too anxious for a man in their life. When the two of them are set up in a bar, the trouble begins. He of course doesnt know that he is the object of a bet, and she doesnt know that shes the object of a bet. They soon get more than they bargained for when they realize that they are falling in love.

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson have great on-screen chemistry in this "chick flick." Unfortunately, it has its share of objectionable elements, including quite a bit of foul language, frequent discussions about sex, and several references to male genitalia. In a bar scene, characters try to pick up someone of the opposite sex because of the bets they have made. A dog pees on the table in a few scenes and, in another, flatulence is talked about and heard. There is also frequent alcohol and tobacco use, including a scene where beer is given to a dog. Even though true love wins out in the end, this movie is not recommended by Preview, primarily because of frequent condoned promiscuous and premarital sex-related material.

Preview Reviewer: Lynn Nusser
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Crude Language: Mild many (10) times, moderate several (8) times.
Obscene Language: Many (39) times.
Profanity: Regular several (5) times, exclamatory few (3) times.
Violence: Moderate one time (man gets hit in face).
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: Few (3) times (girls in short shorts in magazine, girls watch man change shirts, clothing removed in bathroom by man and woman and sex act is implied).
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Many (10+) times (magazine has Make Him Hot as headline, a conversation regarding an orgy, a girl talks about having sex with her boyfriend after knowing him for only a week, the process of picking up guys/girls in a bar, sexual looks are exchanged between characters, an older wealthy woman tries to seduce a young guy, a girl gives her boyfriends penis a name, sex act between guy and girl implied in bathroom, some girls stare sexually at a guy removing his shirt, a girl tries to get a guy to lie on the bed with her).
Drug Abuse: Several times (alcohol use in bar and at banquet, a guy offers a girl alcohol when he invites her over to his apartment, a girl visits a guys family and they are all sitting around playing cards and drinking and smoking cigars, some men are drinking at poker game, beer is given to dog.
Other: Reference is made to relatives flatulence, the relative passes gas, a family plays a card game called Bull S-word.
Running Time: 116 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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