“This film hates women” – Hemal Jhaveri
Strong words to be sure, but Hemal really hated this movie. Not because of the largely phoned-in performances or the trite plot contrivances of the early-2000s romantic comedy, but because beneath the frothy back-and-forth is a punishingly narrow view of what women are permitted to be.
This is, of course, an episode of the beloved Ten Movies podcast from our Matthew McConaughey season, but we dusted it off because it’s a delightful romp, plus we have just now started the intense movie-watching for our new season and wanted to stall for time a bit more. And Kathryn Hahn was on our minds, since she plays a witch in the WandaVision show everyone is watching and despite serving as yet another cautionary tale for women in ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, she’s always a treat to watch.