'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' Has Some Hidden Gems

by Ashley Rey
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When you sit back and think about it, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is one of the most unrealistic romantic comedies to date. But, that's honestly what makes it so good. I can admit that I've seen the film one too many times, and, on each occasion, I discover something else new and clever about it. Just so you don't worry yourself sick trying to figure out what I'm talking about, I've listed the things you probably missed in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, too, because I know there's got to be at least one thing that skipped your notice while you were getting lost in that crazy plot.

Starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, the movie examines the beautiful tug and war between a man trying to woo a woman at the same time that said woman is trying to get rid of the man. It's an interesting concept, to say the least, and the perfect combination for an epic, cheesy, so-bad-it's-good rom-com.

Now, some of the facts below are random and trivial, but who said that everything had to have an actual purpose? From creepy bosses to going braless, the early 2000s gem has some of my favorite rom-com moments ever.


Judy Green Is An Actual Model

If you ever wondered just how ad exec Judy Green ended up in a corporate office instead of a runway, you're not alone. Turns out Canadian goddess Shalom Harlow is a real-life model and highly favored by Vogue.


Wait... Is that Katherine Heigl?

Speaking of models, the lovely and talented actor Katherine Heigl had a short appearance in the film as a cover model for a Composure issue — at the 1:07 mark in the actual film, and 1 minute mark in the video clip above.


Kate Hudson Can Actually Sing

You probably didn't pick it up after her duet to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" with Ben, but the star has some serious pipes. And Hudson doesn't hesitate to show off her voice on her Instagram.


Going Braless Is A Thing...

And the leading and supporting ladies rocked the early 2003 trend throughout the flick. Makes me want to boycott my bra, too.


The Concept Came From A Book

The book is called How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days: The Universal Do's And Don'ts Of Dating. And Andie Anderson's work pals Michelle and Jeannie are, obviously, named after its authors Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long.


Kate Hudson Is Quite The Improv Queen

Apparently, she improvised a lot of her lines throughout the movie, according a cast interview with BBC. Remember the scene where Andie introduces Krull to Ben? Well, Kate Hudson was encouraged by the director to pounce on Matthew McConaughey and smother him with kisses — leading to a genuine reaction of surprise.


Adam Goldberg & Matthew McConaughey Both Starred In 'Dazed & Confused'

And McConaughey's portrayal of David Wooderson in the the 1993 coming-of-age classic was actually said to be his breakout role.


'Composure Magazine' Was Housed In The Actual Conde Nast Building

Vogue is also part of the Conde Nast family. In order to prepare for the role of Andie Anderson, Kate Hudson spent a day with editor Anna Wintour and studied the legendary mag, according to an Entertainment Weekly interview.


There Was A 10 Year Age Gap Between Matthew McConaughey And Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson was 23 and Matthew McConaughey was 33 at the time of filming.


An Article On How To Bring Peace To Tajikistan Was Actually Needed

Remember Andie's politically angled how-to article that she wanted to pitch to her editor in the beginning of the flick? Well, it may not have fit with Composure's brand, but it was definitely timely. According to The New York Times archives, Tajikistan was in the midst of political turmoil and had a growing rate of terrorism in throughout the early 2000s.


The Film's Director, Donald Petrie, Also Helmed A Few Other Rom-Com Classics

Like, Mystic Pizza and Miss Congeniality.


Andie Anderson Is A Meat Eater, Ben Just Didn't Pay Attention

The writer indulged in a plate of crab legs while out on she and Ben's first date, but later had a melt down when Ben cooked her a five star, lamb chop meal. If he'd been paying attention, he would have known she was just messing with him.


Andie Couldn't Pay Her Cab Fair Home

Leaving her purse behind for Ben to snoop through was apart of her plan, but how did she pay for her cab fair without it? Her sexy dress doesn't look it has any pockets, and, by the looks of the draping in the back, there's no bra for her to hold a secret wad of cash.


Andie's 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' Write-Up Isn't The Only Secret Revealed

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Just check the bottom left corner of the issue's cover. It could be just a coincidence, but it looks like Composure had the scoop on "orange being the new black" before the Netflix Original premiered almost a decade later.


'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days' Wasn't The Only Film Featuring Bebe Neuwirth & Kate Hudson In 2003

The actors also costarred in Le Divorce, alongside Naomi Watts and Glenn Close.


Andie Totally Wasn't Feeling Ben In The Beginning

Ben's macho behavior rubbed Andie the wrong way after their first encounter at Mullen's, and she totally showed us this with her not-so subtle eye roll when she mounted his 'cycle. Which makes it even cuter that they eventually fell in love.

See? There's always something new to discover when you're diving back into your favorite rom-com. Pull it up on your streaming site of choice and enjoy.