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How to lose a guy in 10 days

Andie Anderson works for Composure, the best growing women’s magazine in New York. All she has to do is write articles about plastic surgery, nails, beauty, etc while in fact she would like to write some more serious stuff. After a heavy discussion with her boss, she gets the promise that she can write whatever she wants if her next piece will be of excellent quality; she has to write about everything a woman can do wrong in trying to keep her boyfriend so therefor Andie goes out looking for a guy she would have to get interested in her and then try to loose him in no more than 10 days. Her eye falls on Benjamin Barry, an advertising guy, but what she doesn’t know is that he has a bet running in his office that he will manage to find a girl and get her madly in love with him…

Sound and Vision:
The image quality is reasonable but not what we’ve come to expect from Paramount. There are several scratches on the film and we’re not used to that from a recent movie. The color depth and level of black on the other hand are very good, just like the amount of detail and the color use.

The 5.1 track is a typical one for this type of movie with hardly any use of the rear speakers except for the occasional music score and a few effects. The front speakers do their job perfectly and the dialogues are nicely positioned at the front center speaker.

Extras:
We start off with an audio commentary track from director Donald Petrie after which we can check out ‘Mapping Out the Perfect Movie’ and ‘Mapping Out the Perfect Location’ which contain a couple of short interview fragments with cast & crew. Last up there’s 5 deleted scenes.

Conclusion:
How to loose a guy in 10 days is very predictable but the unconventional storyline and good acting make this movie entertaining and definitely worth checking out. The extras are a nice bonus, but the image quality is a bit of a disappointment when we take a look at what Paramount has been delivering lately with their recent movie releases.

Our Score:
7.0

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