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The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

Robert Luketic (2009)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Perfectionist TV producer Katherine Heigl is horrified when chauvinist mouthpiece Gerard Butler is hired in a bid to increase ratings on her morning show. In spite of their mutual antagonism, Butler persuades the romantically challenged Heigl to follow his dating advice (centring on push-up bras and giggling) so she can land handsome doctor Eric Winter. The two leads are alluring solo performers despite a lack of on-screen chemistry, and both enjoy exploring the deep flaws of their characters. Uneven though the script is, it still supplies a steadyish stream of prickly if hardly memorable banter, while the direction by Robert Luketic (Monster-in-Law, Legally Blonde) is solid. As a battle of the sexes, it isn't insightful or surprising. However, despite its predictability, this stirs up just enough trouble to amuse.


A single TV producer is appalled when a chauvinistic presenter is hired for her morning news show. However, she is forced to seek his help when she meets the man of her dreams, and begins testing his theories on what men find attractive. Romantic comedy, starring Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Bree Turner and Eric Winter.

Cast & Crew

Abby Richter Katherine Heigl
Mike Chadway Gerard Butler
Joy Bree Turner
Colin Eric Winter
Stuart Nick Searcy
Cliff Jesse D Goins
Georgia Cheryl Hines
Larry John Michael Higgins
Director Robert Luketic
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd Guidance: Swearing and sex references. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 7 Aug 2009

Comedy Drama

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