“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.
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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.