How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Character: Andie

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Written by: Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers

Produced by: Lynda Obst, Robert Evans, Christine Peters

Cast Members: Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Michael Michele, Shalom Harlow

Released date: February 7, 2003

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Duration: 1h 56min

Benjamin is challenged by his co-workers to make a woman fall in love with him. On the other hand, Andie has to write an article on how to lose a man in 10 days.


• One of them is lying. So is the other.


• Kate Hudson improvised plastering Matthew McConaughey with kisses during the scene where she introduces the new dog. This is why McConaughey looks genuinely surprised.
• Much of the scene where Andie crashes Ben’s “boys night” was improvised. Kate Hudson had the idea to toss the platter of veggies at the guys seated at the poker table. Donald Petrie, the director, knew she was going to do this but the actors in the scene were truly surprised.

Character’s quotes

• Our love fern! You let it die!
• You can’t lose something you never had.

Script developed by Never Enough Design