The Ugly Truth

  • 15
  • Robert Luketic (2009)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl. TV producer Abby Richter is a born romantic despite being unlucky in love. So when her station hires blunt presenter Mike Chadway, who holds a far more cynical view of relationships, it's inevitable that the pair will clash. But is it Mike or Abby who proves to have the correct take on affairs of the heart?

Cast and crew

Cast

Mike Chadway
Gerard Butler
Abby Richter
Katherine Heigl
Dr Colin Anderson
Eric Winter
Georgia
Cheryl Hines
Joy
Bree Turner
Saleswoman
Vicki Lewis
Josh
Nathan Corddry
Dori
Yvette Nicole Brown
Elizabeth
Bonnie Somerville

Crew

Director
Robert Luketic

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd
Guidance: 
Swearing and sex references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Aug 2009
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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