How to... Ace This Quiz!
While Andie might've been trying to detail how to lose a guy in 10 days, you might be wondering how to pass this quiz of 35 questions. If you're the ultimate How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days fan, everyone could use some pointers from you!
In 1998, Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long released their cartoon book, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days: The Universal Don'ts of Dating. Should you call him your boyfriend the morning after? Is it okay to call his friends for advice the day after you meet? All the cringe-worthy things you could think of, these women had it covered.
While we all love paperback, the book was soon brought to the movie screen. In 2003, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey joined forces for the romantic comedy based on the Alexander/Long book. The film followed a women's magazine writer set on writing a definitive list of how to get a man to break up with you. Little did she know, she was set against an advertising exec determined to make her fall in love with him.
You might've laughed, cried, scoffed, and rolled your eyes, but just how well do you remember How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? Will you lose the guy and this quiz all in one go? We hope not, but let's see who comes out on top at the end of this relationship!
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days premiered on February 7, 2003. It made more than $23 million in its opening weekend.
His full name is Benjamin Barry. His friends call him Ben for short.
Matthew McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969. He attended the University of Texas in Austin.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days made more than $177 million at the box office. It had a production budget of only $50 million.
There are two other members of Ben's advertising team. Their names are Tony and Thayer.
Andie Anderson is a fun-loving single girl. She works as a writer for a magazine.
Kate Hudson was nominated for several Teen Choice Awards for her role in this movie. She was also nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.
Andie works mainly with women at Composure. She is working at Composure until she can go on to write about her true passion.
Lana is portrayed by actress Beatrice Neuwirth. She is an actress, singer and dancer from Newark, NJ.
Lana's assignment for Andie is to write a story on How-to... lose a guy in 10 days. If she writes this article, Lana tells Andie she'll give her more freedom for her writing.
Judy Spears is played by actress Michael Michele. Judy Green is played by actress Shalom Harlow. They were known as 'The Judys' in the movie.
Adam Goldberg was born on October 25, 1970. He has appeared in films such as Dazed and Confused, Saving Private Ryan and A Beautiful Mind.
State Island is the southernmost part of New York City, and the state for that matter! He and Andie travel there for a weekend.
Aware of Andie's writing assignment, the Judys suggest Andie to Ben as the woman he needs to fall in love with him in order to win the bet. They point her out at a party calling her, 'the blonde with the pretty smile'.
While at the movie, Andie keeps talking to Ben and disturbs the other movie-goers. One of them gets so mad, he punches Ben in the face!
He sits and observes the purse on his desk with his coworkers and they 'accidentally' knock it over and its contents reveal Knicks tickets. Little does Ben realize that Andie planted them and left the purse at his place on purpose!
She tells Ben that she's parched. When he returns, she takes a sip and asks him for diet. She makes Ben miss the end of the exciting game!
Andie says, "Little, big, little, big? I don't know. We will find out!" This rightfully so causes Ben to suggest alternative names that are more masculine, "Something like a Spike, a Butch, a Krull the Warrior King!"
Phillip is played by actor Robert Klein. Klein was born on February 8, 1942 and has hosted SNL twice.
The family is out on the back porch playing "Bulls**t". The family leader board reveals Ben is in the lead, but his family helps Andie beat him at his own game!
During this scene, they are eating ice cream, and then he teaches her about the clutch, etc. She takes off and he hops on the bike behind her to help!
At the end of the movie he realizes that the therapist was actually one of Andie's coworkers and tells her that she owes him $300! It was from the couples therapy session that came the suggestion of taking Andie home to Staten Island.
Celine Dion was born on March 30, 1968. Ben was unpleasantly surprised to learn that Andie's "tickets" were not exactly for the Knicks game!
Andie shows up to Ben's poker night and causes a bit of a disruption. She even tells him to 'blow', holding a tissue up to his nose for him to blow his nose... in front of the guys!
In a panic at boys' night after Andie storms out, the guys brainstorm ideas to win her back. Tony suggests couples therapy saying, "it'll buy you at least four days!" to Ben.
She refers to it as their 'love fern', and wants Ben to take care of it like their relationship. When she thinks the plant has died, she asks Ben, "Are you gonna let us die too?"
Ben asks the therapist if that's too soon to be seeing a therapist. Andie says, "Well, Ben, seven days isn't like a lifetime or anything..." And he replies, "It's like a week."
The Delowers host a diamond party. It is at this party where the bet comes to an end and Phillip determines who the winner is.
Mrs. Delower asks Ben to order her a drink at the bar. She has a crush on him despite their obvious age difference.
Andie's yellow dress was designed by celebrity designer Dina Bar-El. It had a long open back and Ben thought she looked stunning.
The Isadora diamond is an 80-carat yellow diamond. It was designed by Harry Winston and is worth $6 million!
Andie has a little extra champagne after learning about the bet. Taking over the stage, she sings You're So Vain while Marvin Hamlisch plays the piano. Ben joins her and they begin changing the words to the song to insult each other.
Frost Yourself was created by Ben, but inspired by Andie. Phillip then shouts it out the window, "Women of New York! Frost Yourself!"
Andie wants to write about politics, religion, and other topics besides beauty and dating, but Lana won't let her. Therefore she heads to DC to pursue a new journalism career.
Follow You Down was written by Scott Johnson, Bill Leen, Phillip Rhodes, Jesse Valenzuela & Robin Wilson. It was performed by The Gin Blossoms.