How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Poster

Matthew McConaughey: Ben



  • Andie : Our love fern! You let it die!

    Ben : No, honey, it's just sleeping.

  • Andie : Unattached?

    Ben : Currently.

    Andie : Likewise.

    Ben : Surprising.

    Andie : Psycho?

    Ben : Rarely. Interested?

    Andie : Perhaps.

    Ben : Hungry?

    Andie : Starving.

    Ben : Leaving?

    Andie : Now?

  • Ben : [to himself, on his balcony, waving goodbye to Andy before she gets in her cab]  You're already falling in love with me.

    Andie : I'm gonna make you wish you were dead.

    [blows away a kiss to Ben up on his balcony] 

    Andie : Poor guy.

  • Andie : [thrusts herself onto Ben]  Does Princess Sophia want to come out and play?

    Ben : Who's Princess Sophia?

    [Andie points at his crotch] 

    Ben : Nah-nah-nah, nah! Whoa, whoa, you're kidding me, right? Princess Sophia?

    Andie : Little, big, little, big? I don't know. We will find out!

    Ben : Alright listen, you can't name my... my member Princess Sophia.

    Andie : Yes, I can!

    Ben : Listen, if you are gonna name m... my member, alright, you gotta name it something hyper masculine, okay? Something like a Spike, a Butch, a Krull the Warrior King!

  • Thayer : Is she on something?

    Ben : God I hope so.

    [Moves his finger in circles next to his head, to indicate that he thinks Andie is crazy] 

    Andie : Are you saying I'm some kind of mental person?

    [Andie is holding a platter of veggies and flings them at the guys and the middle of the poker table, then tosses the platter onto the table] 

  • Ben : So that's what I was, huh? I was a guinea pig. Somebody you can test your theories on?

    Andie : Yeah, and I was just a girl somebody picked out in a bar.

    Ben : Yeah, you know what? Big deal. Hell, now you can even use it as a little twist in your story.

    Andie : That's a good idea. Maybe we should bet on it.

    Ben : You know what, you did your job now, Andie.

    Andie : Yes, I did.

    Ben : You wanted to lose a guy in ten days, congratulations, you did it. You just lost him.

    [walks away] 

    Andie : No I didn't Ben, 'cause you can't lose something you never had!

  • Andie : True or False: All's fair in love and war.

    Ben : True.

    Andie : Great answer.

    Ben : Good question!

  • Andie : [crying at restaurant after waitress asks if everything is okay]  My boyfriend thinks I'm fat!

    [flicks food at Ben] 

    Andie : And I can't eat in front of him! I can't eat in front of you! I have to go to the bathroom.

    Ben : [receives dirty looks from other customers]  Honey, I don't think you're fat! I don't think she's fat!

  • Ben : Excuse me, ma'am.

    Jeannie Ashcroft : Holy crap!

    Ben : Where's Andie Anderson?

    Jeannie Ashcroft : Uh, she's not here.

    Ben : Where is she?

    Michelle Rubin : She quit.

    Jeannie Ashcroft : She's got an interview in Washington.

    Ben : When is she leaving?

    Jeannie Ashcroft : Today.

    Ben : When?

    Jeannie Ashcroft : Well, like, now.

    Ben : You're not a therapist, are you?

    Michelle Rubin : Oh, haha... no.

    Ben : Good job, though. You owe me three hundred bucks.

  • Ben : Let's take a break because the woman is driving me crazy.

    Tony : Which woman? Andie or Princess Sophia?

  • Thayer : That it?

    Tony : That's it?

    Ben : [points to purse on desk]  That's it.

    Tony : Have you looked inside?

    Ben : No.

    Thayer : Do you have an ethical problem with rifling through a woman's purse?

    Ben : Uhh, yeah, I guess I do.

    Tony : Well, it's hardly a purse, dude, it's more like a... clutch or something.

    Ben : Guys, a woman's purse, alright, it's her secret source of power. Alright? There are many dark and dangerous things in there, that we, the male species, should know nothing about.

  • Ben : Look, look, look, wait a minute. The one night we even thought about having sex, all right, she up and decides she's going to nickname my...

    Michelle Rubin : Penis?

    Ben : Yeah. "Princess Sophia." You want to talk about shooting a man's horse? Whop! Come on!

  • Michelle Rubin : So, tell me, how long have you guys been seeing each other?

    Andie : Seven days.

    Michelle Rubin : Seven days. Interesting.

    Ben : Is that too soon to be seeing a therapist?

    Andie : Well, Ben, seven days isn't like a lifetime, or anything...

    Ben : It's like a week.

  • [last lines] 

    Ben : Look who made the trip with me.

    Andie : It's our love fern! Oh, Bennie-boo-boo, boo-boo.

  • Ben : That's what I'm talking about. Where's the sexy, cool, fun, smart, beautiful Andie that I knew? The one that wanted to be a serious journalist? You're up, you're down, you're here, you're there, you're like a frickin' one woman circus.

  • [Andie starts crying when Ben places food in front of her] 

    Ben : Hey, what's wrong?

    Andie : Nothing. It's beautiful.

    Ben : Thank you.

    Andie : You're beautiful. The game, the whole thing. It's just... I wish I ate meat. Mary had a little lamb, little lamb... You have to take it away before I gag.

    [Andie dry heaves] 

  • Andie : I want you to respect me.

    Ben : I do. And, I want your respect.

    Andie : I respect you for respecting me.

    Ben : I respect that.

  • Ben : You see, the key to this game is being able to read people.

  • Andie : Does Krull the Warrior King want to come out and play?

    Ben : No.

    Andie : Krull...

    Ben : You know what, due to intense humiliation, the king has momentarily abdicated his throne, okay?

    Andie : Oh. Uh-oh!

    Ben : Yeah.

    Andie : Well, in that case, I better get going. Take care of our love fern, honey.

  • Andie : Hey, listen, Sparky. I have a masters in journalism from Columbia, my boss loves me, and if I do it her way for a while, I can write about whatever I want.

    Ben : Like, shoes?

  • Ben : [introducing Andie to his family]  And this is Joey Jr.

    Glenda : [to Jack, playing BS]  Bullshit!

    Ben : Now the whole family suffers from tourette's, I hope that's not a problem.

  • [Ben is trying to find words to be used as metaphors for diamonds] 

    Ben : How about 'Glitter'?

    Tony : Thayer's favorite movie.

    Thayer : It was underrated!

  • Thayer : We, you know, we got a whole bunch of work we have to do, but we're still on for poker at your house this weekend?

    Ben : Oh, you count on it.

    Andie : Whoo! Boys' night.

    Tony : Whoo!

  • Ben : Hanging with her for 10 days is gonna be no problem.

    Tony : Right. That's only nine days longer than you've ever spent with any other chick, huh?

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