Ben: Rarely, Interested?
How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days. Itâ€™s the 2003 movie about Andie and her Bennie boo booâ€¦ boo boo boo. And is full of quick-witted humor. Romantic Comedy. If your man doesnâ€™t like them just hope that they put Kate Hudson or Sandra Bullock in the movie. Heâ€™ll go. Heâ€™ll act like itâ€™s torture. Itâ€™s not. Heâ€™ll want to negotiate for more time in The Man Cave. Donâ€™t buy his tomfoolery.
This is â€œNutter Butterâ€™sâ€ favorite movie. She can rattle off the tag lines better than Wikipedia. I think she digs Matthew McConaughey. Just a wee bit. Sheâ€™s a Burberry girl and great friend!! Iâ€™m digressingâ€¦
The movie is about vanity, love and forgiveness.
First, vanityâ€¦ Andie and Ben were both on top of their game.
A game? Like Backgammon? I love backgammon!! No, not that kind of game… these two play a different sort of game.
Thatâ€™s the story lineâ€¦ itâ€™s all just a game. For Andie, make a guy fall for her, and then loose him, by doing all the things that men dislike, all within 10 days. Then write an article about it for her job. Benâ€™s game was even more simple, a cocky bet that he could make any woman fall in love with him. Andie was chosen as the attractive subject in a bar.
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffeeâ€¦ Youâ€™re so vainâ€¦ You probably think this blog is about youâ€¦ from Youâ€™re So Vain, the catchy Carly Simon song that rings loud through this movie. I had no clue what â€œclouds in my coffeeâ€ meant. Carly says: â€œClouds in my coffee” are the confusing aspects of life and love. That which you can’t see through, and yet seems alluring…until. Like a mirage that turns into a dry patch.â€
Vanity. One of those harmful virtues, an example of pride, which is considered the opposite of being humble. Vanity, arrogance and pride can lead to a hardening of the heart that condemns those who refuse to accept anything greater than themselves.
When Andie and Ben found out about each otherâ€™s game, they were deeply hurt. Owie!! The movie easily could have ended right there. Game over.
Instead of vanity, letâ€™s focus on the good, the positive, and the things this blog is about: â€œThink, at all times, on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.â€ Philippians 4:8. Amen.
Back to the movie. Fortunately, something else happened along the way: Andie and Ben fell in love. Ok, for the sake of the Romantic Comedy, can I add more God here? Iâ€™m sure this next part could conceivably happen without Godâ€¦ in the movies.
Hereâ€™s the best part of the movie: Love endures and overrides vanity. Team God winsâ€¦ again!
Love overrides vanity is not a given, no-brainer, or slam dunk. Now comes the tricky partâ€¦ forgiveness. A crazy scramble near the end of the movie. Andie and Ben swallow their pride, not an easy thing to doâ€¦ but necessary for their forgiveness. And for their love to endure.
And for the fairy tale endingâ€¦