The Ugly Truth (2009)

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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.

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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, Rovi
Rating:
R (for sexual content and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Cast

Eric Winter
as Colin
Cheryl Hines
as Georgia
Nick Searcy
as Stuart
Bonnie Somerville
as Elizabeth
Tess Parker
as Bambi
Rocco DiSpirito
as Guest Chef
Jamison Yang
as KPQU Big Wig
Blake Robbins
as KPQU Big Wig
Austin Winsberg
as KPQU Joe
Tom Virtue
as Balloon Pilot
Adam Harrington
as Jack Magnum
J. Claude Deering
as Drunk Guy
Alexis Krause
as Cute Brunette
Craig Ferguson
as Himself
Jade Marx
as Hostess
Lenny Schmidt
as Waiter
Mimi Michaels
as Female Fan
Donnie Smith
as Boyfriend
Kate Mulligan
as Waitress
Earl Carroll
as Security Guard
Marc D. Wilson
as Bell Man
Nathan Potter
as Waiter #2
Jeff Newburg
as KPQU Production Assistant
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 Assistant
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Critic Reviews for The Ugly Truth

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (39)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

We're left with a few giggles and the option to be offended by the gender stereotypes - if we can be bothered.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

I think it's safe to say that the concerns about sexism in cinema that Heigl voiced so ardently after her career-making turn in Knocked Up have ebbed in direct proportion to the increases in her subsequent paychecks.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009
The New Republic
Top Critic

It's just not believable.

Full Review… | July 27, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth.

July 27, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Aside from being relational science-fiction, The Ugly Truth feels about 150 years out of date -- or it would, if the script weren't so clinically dependent on the topics of masturbation and genitalia and raunch.

July 24, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

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

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
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
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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