Donald Mark Petrie (born April 2, 1954) is an American film director born in New York City, New York, a television producer, actor, and novelist, and Daniel Petrie, a director. He has acted and guest-starred on television programs. His first directorial job was on the set of The Equalizer, a private detective TV series, in 1985. Since, he has directed films, among which several movies are quite famous.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days(2003)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) depicts a funny love story starting with a game. It tells the story of beautiful writer Andie and playboy Benjamin embarking on a ten-day love affair for their respective purposes, but they fall in love with each other in this process. The female protagonist is a columnist for a well-known magazine, mainly writing articles on “how to…” and then improvising to write “how to lose a guy in 10 days”. So she wanted to find a man, fall in love, and dump him.The male protagonist needed to endorse an advertisement for a diamond accessory, but the advertisement had already been given to a pair of female producers from the same company. The male protagonist was not satisfied, so he bet with the female producer that he could make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. Then this exciting love story unfolds. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Disney Plus access is not available right now, buy you can watch this movie on Netflix with subscription.
Just My Luck(2006)
There are two extreme types of people in the world. One is extremely lucky, just like Ashley. Since high school, Ashley has been favored by God. Buying a scraper will win the first prize; even when calling a taxi on the busy streets of New York, several cars will stop. The halo of good luck has always revolved around her, and this time, holding a makeup ball for the record giant has brought her an excellent opportunity for promotion.
Jack, the cleaner, is the other extreme. Wherever he appears, dark clouds will surely cover him. Hospitals, police stations, and poisoning emergency centers are also frequent places to visit. However, he is always optimistic and able to face all misfortunes calmly. And persistently recommend their band to the record king.
Amazingly, at the costume party, the two met. The unexpected kiss changed the two’s fate wheel, and their luck developed towards two opposite extremes. So Ashley was eager to find the stranger who had caused her bad luck to regain her former fortune. But she didn’t expect to fall in love with this boy gradually.
This movie tells the story of an FBI female agent who turns out to be unkempt. Later, she had to disguise herself as a beauty pageant girl due to a special task. After several modifications to her appearance, she was discovered to be a great beauty. She became good friends with several other beauty pageants during the beauty competition. While searching for the killer, she gradually realized that the killer was the host of this beauty pageant, but the team thought there was someone else and terminated the mission early. However, she insisted on staying alone to continue the investigation. The male lead in the film also didn’t believe her and left. After investigation, the male lead found that her guess was correct and returned to offer help. In the end, they solved the case together and got together.
Except for the above three famous movies, Donald Petrie also directed many films which deserve time to appreciate. If you are interested in his directing style, try to begin with these three movies.