The Ugly Truth

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: July 24, 2009
DVD: November 10, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.29
based on 734 votes and 141 reviews
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Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines


Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is an ambitious morning talk show producer on "A.M. Sacramento" who prides herself on being able to find an instant solution to any problem—any problem that is except her own unhappily single status. When it comes to dating, the always-in-control Abby has a flawless track record of failure.

When her show suffers a ratings slump, Abby is forced to team with the newly recruited special correspondent Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a man who couldn't push more of her buttons. His "The Ugly Truth" segment promises to spill the beans on what makes men really tick. But his outrageously racy, gleefully chauvinistic, "shock jock" style rubs Abby in all the wrong ways and to make matters worse, becomes an instant ratings bonanza, sealing his network status.

Then Abby meets Colin, her neighbor, and he's a single doctor! He's everything Mike Chadway isn't—suave, polite, not remotely into jello wrestling—and this time, Abby doesn't want to blow it. She hates to admit it, but she needs Mike's insight into the male mind to make the right moves. Now, as Mike coaches Abby and Abby puts Mike's provocative seduction theories to the test, they are both about to discover an ironic truth: as different as we might be, men and women share some of our most secret feelings in common.

Director: Robert Luketic
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg
Screenplay: Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
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  • 5 stars "Sexy Heigl makes this well worth the price of admission."
  • 1 star "Ummm... zero star. For real... you people thought this was funny? My boyfriend and I were bored out of our minds. Very predictable, stupid jokes, no chemistry what so ever between characters. Not even Gerard Butler could save this one. Katherine Heigl should probably be banned from Hollywood for her efforts in this terrible film. Boooooo!"
  • 5 stars "This movie is hilarious. Yes, it's raunchy,funny humor. In other words, it's an adult, edgy comedy. Thought the cast was excellent and I do mean all of them. Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl had great chemistry. Also, in answer to a previous comment, Gerard Butler never phones a role in. He always gives it all he's got."