SRP $29.98 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 PARAMOUNT

This reviewer has to be honest in stating he can’t stand “KATE HUDSON”.  Even putting aside her recent, disgusting, self-serving anti-American comments, it’s hard to make any sense of why gifted directors like Cameron Crowe ever wanted to work with her.  That being said, “HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS” isn’t that bad!  Hudson plays Andie Anderson, a journalist writing cheesy articles for a magazine, similar to “COSMO” in theme. When she suggests an article exploring the various strategies used by girls to rid themselves of particular boyfriends, her eiditor agrees to it, but only gives her “10” days to finish it.  She finds Benjamin Barry(Matthew McConaughey) to be the perfect object for her article.  Unbeknownst to her, Barry has coincidentally made a bet with friends that he can make get any woman to fall in love with him in only “10” days!  So, the viewer can tell where this one’s going right away.
Still, in spite of its ridiculous plot and sophomoric dialogue, terrific direction and McConaughey, help raise the film above the muck created by Hudson and the script.

PARAMOUNT has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement.  It’s a decent transfer, though not exceptional. While colors are generally solid, there are a lot of markings on the print source. Contrast is fine, but darker scenes lack the detail of many superior PARAMOUNT transfers.

PARAMOUNT has presented a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. While not aggressive, it has a fair share of surround effects, used to enhance key scenes for atmosphere.  The music is well complimented through all speakers, and dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
PARAMOUNT has included plenty of extras for this release, including deleted scenes and commentary.  Director Donald Petrie provides a breezy, matter-of-fact style commentary, which is pleasant, though it offers limited insight into actual film production.
Several featurettes offer plenty of interviews and “behind-the-scenes” footage. The deleted scenes were correctly deleted!