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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is a romantic comedy about two people that will do anything to win a bet, and end up falling for each other.


Recently at the gym, I needed to use a machine that some meathead had loaded up with 500 pounds of weights. So I start unloading, one 50 pounder at a time, getting a workout just by doing that. It wasn’t until I pulled the last weight off of one side, in that split second before disaster struck, that my genius kicked in and I realized I should have unloaded evenly on both sides. Too late, CRASH!!! The machine tipped over and the other 250 pounds of weights slid off the other side. Thunder and vibrations echoed through the gym and every single eye turned to me. I was horrified!

There is a good side though. Mr. Muscles, who is the hottest guy in the entire gym, and three, yes three of his friends, were kind enough to pick up the machine for me. Although this was just about as embarrassing as the initial disaster, it has prompted them to talk to me every day. Granted, it’s caveman language and remarks like “Hey Cin, let us know if you need help picking up any machines today.”

If that weren’t enough, the story actually has a new development. I’ve recounted this tale to some friends and family members, always emphasizing how incredibly built Mr. Muscles is, and how enjoyable it was to watch those muscles flex right in front of my eyes, while he kindly picked up my downed machine.

Monday, I’m getting Colton from the playroom and in comes Mr. Muscles to pick up his son. Upon seeing me, he grins and asks if I tipped anything over that day. Colton looked up at him and had a shining moment of realization. Then he LOUDLY asked me, “Hey Mom! Is that Mr. Muscles?!”

Not that I had a chance… but needless to say, any hope I had has been thoroughly extinguished.


  • Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
  • Rated: PG-13 for some sex-related material.
  • Released: 2003
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • My Opinion: A great chick flick your man will like too!


Andie writes how-to columns for a magazine. To add emphasis to her latest article “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”, she takes a bet that she can do just that. Ben is an ad executive and ladies man who takes a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in only 10 days. Naturally, the two find each other and the ruckus begins! While Andie does insanely absurd things to ensure that he dumps her, Ben keeps gritting his teeth and puts up with all of Andie’s atrocities to win his own bet. This one is a chick flick that the guys will like because it evokes gut busting laughter from the time Andie and Ben meet each other until they realize they are actually in love.


  • You can rent How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
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If you liked How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days you might also like Fools Gold, also starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, about an estranged couple that comes back together for a promising treasure hunt.