Right off the bat, I don’t like romantic comedies.  For one, most things about romance are not worth laughing at.  Cringing, brimming with regret, feeling great pain – those are things that go along with romance.  Laughter doesn’t belong in that category.  The closest I’ve come to a romantic comedy in a long time would be 500 Days Of Summer, a movie so devastating that I almost lost my lifelong crush on Zooey Deschanel as a result.  But now one of the standard bearers of that genre is ready for you in high definition!

Starting this August 18th, now available on Blu-ray Disc from Paramount Studios Home Entertainment comes the romantic comedy about forces of attraction and repulsion and bad movies.  How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days – Blu-ray Disc is ready to come swirling out of your television screen and pollute your living room with laughter and unrealizable stories about love.  Bring it all home in high definition today!

Andie Anderson is a successful, beautiful and single columnist for Composure Magazine who writes a column about how to do all sorts of different things.  She has just agreed to try an experiment in her own life to see what she must do to get a man to leave her in just ten day.  However, on that same day, successful, good-looking and single ad man Benjamin Barry takes a huge bet that he can get any woman to fall in love with him in just ten days.  The two collide to create highly predictable attempts at comedy.  This movie stars Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Michael Michele and Shalom Harlow and was directed by Donald Petrie.

The special features included in this Blu-ray Disc are an optional audio commentary from director Donald Petrie, a look at the making of this movie, a featurette about the girls’ night out, a look at why the sexes do battle, a music video from Keith Urban and a selection of deleted scenes with optional audio commentary from director Donald Petrie.

Among my friends, the title of this movie is a code we use to refer to horrid movies and romantic comedies in particular.  Matthew McConaughey has yet to be compelling in any movie he has ever appeared in, aside from that one John Grisham movie.  I feel bad saying that because he’s a good friend of Lance Armstrong, but it needs to be said.  Matthew McConaughey is just a really bad actor.  Now I love Kate Hudson and find her just wonderfully attractive.  She was a gem in Almost Famous and it’s sad for her to become known as the romantic comedy type of actor.  But hey, if you like romantic comedies, the logic of my argument against them is probably beyond your comprehension, so feel free to watch it anyway.  There are enjoyable parts to the movie and everything at least feels better in high definition.

Anyone who buys this will Lose instantly.

This Blu-ray Disc is available at Amazon.com.

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