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Aug 24

Film review – The Ugly Truth (2009)

Film review – The Ugly Truth (2009)

The Ugly Truth

Rating: 6/10

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, Nick Searcy, Cheryl Hines, John Michael, Bree Turner, Kevin Connolly, Bonnie Somerville, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Ferguson

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Review: Film review – The Ugly Truth (2009) – Abigail “Abby” Richter played by Katherine Heigl is a morning show television producer. Although highly efficient at her job her show is struggling for ratings. To solve this Stuart played by Nick Searcy, who is Abby’s boss, brings in a crude late night talk show presenter Mike Chadway played by Gerard Butler, who has male chauvinist views and is the exact opposite of Abby. They begin to work with each other and inevitably clash but while this happens Mike discovers that Abby has trouble with her love life and sets about helping her get a man. This goes well as Abby starts to date Colin Anderson played by Eric Winter, with Mikes help. Colin is an orthopedic surgeon who has just moved in to the flat across the way from Abby. But of course this is a romantic comedy and so things are never that simple. Abby and Mike are slowly drawn together and yes, I’m afraid, for the inevitable/predictable conclusion.

This is a somewhat ruder and cruder romantic comedy than the average and that adds a little fun to proceedings. Heigl gets to take a shot at the best fake orgasm title first won by Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally for example.

Interestingly I found it funnier the first time around so perhaps its more entertaining on first sight. Heigl and Butler are up to standard but I’m not sure the film around them is. I think this is primarily a fault of the script which, to be honest, provides no meat for them to work with. It scraped a six based on the first viewing, its a five after that.

Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Truth

IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1142988/

Amazon: Buy it

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