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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.

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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

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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 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 (176) | Top Critics (59)

Heigl is said to have fallen out with Apatow since the making of Knocked Up. Maybe she should reconnect with him.

August 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film is desperate to be edgy, but its attempts at adult humour are woefully misjudged.

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The ugly truth about this insipid romcom is that Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are entirely wasted.

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

It's not as risqué as it wishes it were, nor as likable as it should be. Butler's rarely been better-cast, but the material's too patchy to support him .

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

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

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
Top Critic

By the end, you actually want these two cardboard cutouts to get together.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

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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

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