Specifics
USA [2003] - 116m
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Directed by
Donald Petrie
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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September 12, 2021

2.0*/5.0*

A simple romcom that makes it too hard on itself by having the audience root for two pretty annoying characters portrayed by two pretty annoying actors. It's not so bad that you can predict how everything is going to pan out 15 minutes in, but when the journey there isn't all that fun, then you're probably doing something wrong.

Andie is writing a column about all the things women do to push guys away. To test her theories, she starts dating Benjamin. What she doesn't know is that Benjamin just made a bet that he can make any girl fall in love with him. While Andie tries her best to get rid of him, Benjamin has to endure everything, so they stay together.

Hudson and McConaughey are a rather bland couple, the constant pestering gets old very quickly and the drama in the third act doesn't really work when you don't care for the characters. Some secondary characters are fun and there are a couple of scenes that stick out, but there are much better romcoms out there.