How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days has always been one of my favorite romantic comedies. In the movie, it tells of the crazy relationship between Andie Anderson played by Kate Hudson and Benjamin Barry played by Matthew McConaughey. They have a very strange relationship to say the least. Andie is a writer of editorials for a women’s magazine, “Composure”. Her dream is to write what she thinks and believes instead of what her editor thinks and believes will get people to read. Andie comes to the rescue of one of her friends, Linda, who risks her job and worse, she felt much embarrassment after failing to think of material for the new issue because of a recent breakup. The split of Linda and her “boyfriend” becomes a big inspiration for Andie’s new article in which she will explore the ways in which women scare off their potential suitors. To do so, she decides she needs to find a man, and then she needs to start a relationship with him, and then finally do all those things that dig under his skin. Ultimately, losing him in 10 days.
The victim of her material turns out to be Benjamin Barry. In fact, Benjamin chooses her as well. Benjamin is an advertising professional trying to land an important new client. He and Andie meet at a bar. He is there with friends and he is bet that he cannot get a girl to fall in love with him. Indeed, if he is able to find such a girl, he will win a bet and get the important client looking at his firm. The two begin a love affair. Throughout the movie, Andie is purposely working to devastate a relationship and Benjamin he is going above and beyond to keep the relationship alive. Andie tries to scare off Ben by going into overdrive on stereotypically female behaviors and communication patterns. She quickly pushes for connection, commitment, and openness, which threatens his need for autonomy, novelty, and privacy. She races into integrating and bonding behaviors, while he is only...
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