Breaking the Patterns: Lessons from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

If you call yourself a fan of American English movies and you haven’t watched “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” then you’re seriously missing out! This classic romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey is an absolute gem.

In the film, Hudson plays Andie Anderson, a magazine columnist who decides to write an article on how to make a guy break up with you in just ten days. She targets McConaughey’s character, Ben Barry, who coincidentally makes a bet with his colleagues that he can make any woman fall in love with him within the same timeframe.

This hilarious and heartwarming movie, released in February 2003, quickly became a hit, grossing over $177 million at the box office. It’s filled with memorable moments, witty dialogue, and a fantastic supporting cast including Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse, Thomas Lennon, and Bebe Neuwirth.

According to Kate Hudson, filming “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” was a unique experience that captured the old-school Hollywood process of making movies. She and Matthew McConaughey spent four months together working on this film, and later reunited for another rom-com, “Fool’s Gold,” which had a six-month shoot. These days, such long shoots are rare unless it’s a big-budget Marvel movie.

During an interview, Hudson shared her thoughts on a potential sequel to the film. She pondered how Andie and Ben’s characters would be now, imagining that they might have gotten married and had kids, but possibly feeling a bit stuck in their lives. She loved the original movie and believed that Andie would have continued to pursue her ambitions.

While a sequel is still up in the air, Hudson remains close with her co-stars, including Kathryn Hahn. They recently reunited for the movie “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” in 2022, and their friendship has stood the test of time. Hudson often shares photos and messages about their bond on social media, showing how much they cherish their connection.

To catch up with the cast of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” more than 20 years later, let’s take a look:

  • Kate Hudson: After her breakthrough role in “Almost Famous,” Hudson continued to shine in numerous romantic comedies throughout the 2000s. She appeared in movies like “You, Me and Dupree” and “Fool’s Gold” (with McConaughey again), as well as “Mother’s Day.” Additionally, Hudson has embarked on a music career and plans to release her debut album in 2023.

  • Matthew McConaughey: Known for his iconic role in “Dazed and Confused,” McConaughey became a staple in romantic comedies following “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” He starred in films like “The Wedding Planner,” “Failure to Launch,” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” McConaughey also ventured into dramatic roles and delivered outstanding performances in movies like “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Mud,” and “Interstellar.”

  • Kathryn Hahn: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” marked Hahn’s debut in feature films, and she has since built a remarkable career. She appeared in various comedies such as “Anchorman,” “Step Brothers,” and “We’re the Millers.” More recently, she portrayed Agnes/Agatha Harkness in Marvel’s “WandaVision” series and is set to lead the spinoff, “Coven of Chaos.”

  • Bebe Neuwirth: Alongside her successful film career, Neuwirth has achieved great acclaim in the theater world, earning two Tony Awards for her roles in “Sweet Charity” and “Chicago.” She has been married to Chris Calkins since 2009, following her previous marriage to Paul Dorman.

So, if you’re a fan of this beloved rom-com, keep an eye out for any updates on a possible sequel and enjoy the continued success of its talented cast! more on