How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -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
Paramount Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

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).

Sex: 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).

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: 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).

Drugs: 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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