Based on the featherweight humor manual How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: The Universal Don'ts of Dating
, this romantic comedy actually addresses the genre's biggest contemporary challenge: Obstacles to romance that are both serious enough to believe and sufficiently lightweight to be funny are rare in an anything-goes world. Cute magazine writer Andie (Kate Hudson) has to woo and dump a guy in 10 days so she can write a career-making article for her "How to..." column. Her dragon-lady editor (Bebe Neuwirth, apparently inspired by Vogue
's notorious Anna Wintour) at the relentlessly shallow "Composure" magazine, whose journalistic integrity apparently exceed...