Yes, sad but true: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is just like most every other girly romantic comedy I’ve ever seen. But then, most every other manly science fiction, horror, action or western movie I’ve ever seen is pretty much the same. Especially the “B” ones. That said, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days does tend to stand out above the thousands of similar girly movies.
Yes, it has its charms — such as the cast (be sure to check out co-star Thomas Lennon’s impersonation of Scott Lowell as David Hyde Pierce as Tony Randall). It also has its faults, including a sneak attack from composer Marvin Hamlisch and the completely unnecessary and unwanted usage of “Follow You Down” one of the most overused Gin Blossoms hits ever (well, actually, any hit from the Gin Blossoms is overused, really).
Alas, I’m willing to forgive How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days for its faults. After all, I am a man. And besides, it is kind of a cute film — but in the most entirely girly, decidingly non-manly kind of way possible.