The Ugly Truth (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Ugly Truth (2009)



Critic Consensus: Despite the best efforts of Butler and Heigl, The Ugly Truth suffers from a weak script that relies on romantic comedy formula, with little charm or comedic payoff.

Movie Info

Katherine Heigl stars as a lovelorn television producer who's made to run a gauntlet of romantic exploits by a pig-headed morning-show host (played by Gerard Butler) as a way to prove whose romantic methods are more accurate. Legally Blonde's Robert Luketic directs from a script by Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, and Nicole Eastman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: R (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Karen McCullah Lutz, Nicole Eastman, Kirsten Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 10, 2009
Box Office: $88.9M
Sony/Columbia Pictures - Official Site


Cheryl Hines
as Georgia
Rocco DiSpirito
as Guest Chef
Jamison Yang
as KPQU Big Wig
Blake Robbins
as KPQU Big Wig
Tom Virtue
as Balloon Pilot
Adam Harrington
as Jack Magnum
Alexis Krause
as Cute Brunette
Jade Marx
as Hostess
Mimi Michaels
as Female Fan
Donnie Smith
as Boyfriend
Kate Mulligan
as Waitress
Earl Carroll
as Security Guard
Nathan Potter
as Waiter #2
Jeff Newburg
as KPQU Production Assi...
Ryan Surratt
as Bartender
Vicki Lewis
as Saleswoman
David Lowe
as Cameraman
Yolanda Pecoraro
as Sexy Woman
Brooke Stone
as Makeup Girl
Stephanie Mace
as TV Production Assist...
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News & Interviews for The Ugly Truth

Critic Reviews for The Ugly Truth

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (39)

The screenplay is written by three females, who write women like they hate them and men like they've never met a real one.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

The ugly truth about this film is that it may convince males out there that it's okay to be a pig.

Full Review… | February 11, 2012
Movie Metropolis

[It] attempts to be hip and edgy by featuring plenty of discussions about boy parts and girl parts and how they become friends with one another. However, the makers of this film clearly have no idea about how men and women actually interact.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010

If all you need is a fix of puerile smut and puddle-deep romantic giggles and can't wait for the next episode of Two and a Half Men, The Ugly Truth should do the trick.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

The Ugly Truth has all the honesty and romance of an Axe body spray commercial.

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

...there's no finesse or scarcity to lend impact to the vulgarity. It's handled with all the craftsmanship of an infant wielding an arc welder.

Full Review… | December 6, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Ugly Truth

This was so funny. First ten minutes or so didn't think it was going to be very good, but then it really picks up. Good chick flick . Couldn't stop laughing at a few of the bits in this. Didn't really like Gerard Butler, but I could overlook that.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The Ugly Truth has all the honesty and romance of an Axe body spray commercial.

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UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer

Not that funny at all, formulaic, and unlikely. All the sexist, raunchy jokes are just not that funny and while these actors can act, they're just given crap to work with.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

The Ugly Truth Quotes

Mike Chadway: Well, you better start. Because if you don't wanna have sex with you, why the hell would Colin?
– Submitted by Milena K (3 years ago)
Abby Richter: He loves red wine, picnics, classical music...
Mike Chadway: This is a guy in America? Right? I mean, you're not calling from Europe or something?
Abby Richter: He loves dogs, but he's more of a cat person. He never gets up before you on a Sunday morning.
Mike Chadway: Wait a second, I get it. You're a lesbian!
– Submitted by Milena K (3 years ago)
Mike Chadway: So you wanna win a man over, you don't need 10 steps, you need one, and it's called a blowjob. And don't forget to....
– Submitted by Milena K (3 years ago)
Mike Chadway: Rule #4: Never talk about your problems 'cause men don't really listen or care.
– Submitted by Amelia T (3 years ago)

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