OK, I am a hopeless romantic.
But I must admit, my appreciation and lately even, my tolerance, of romantic comedies is slipping fast.
They just donít do it for me anymore.
Sounds like no big deal, but to me, itís a sad thing.
Almost like my own personal version of male menopause.
Itís very sad.
That being said, even though Iím not into the romantic comedy much lately, I wanted to see How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days. The trailer impressed me, and I appreciate the hell outta Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
Well, sadly, this is just another romantic comedyÖvery, very formula, and often so far-fetched it makes you wanna hurl.
Itís based on a book by two writers, but has like three different screenwritersÖalways a bad sign. Strangely enough one of the screenwriters is none other than Burr Steers, the talented writer-director of IGBY GOES DOWN. What heís doing involved with this flick is beyond me, but me thinks his influence hardly made the final cut. (Of course I canít back that up at all, but Iím merely a low grade Internet hack and therefore donít have to adhere to the strict guidelines set forth for real writers and journalists. Phew.)
But like I said, I do like the leads. Both Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey should be bigger stars than they are. They are solid performers with an annoying amount of charm. Iíd prefer for both of them to get back to quality movies, like ALMOST FAMOUS and FRAILTY, but all in good time, I guess.
And I must add that if you are a heterosexual male with blood flowing through your veins and Hudsonís smile doesnít melt you, then you just may be dead. Please consult your physician.
So anyway, I canít really say I hated this movieÖI was entertained from time to time, and I do think the two leads had a nice chemistry. But it was just too stupid at times.