The Ugly Truth

Rated R 95 minutes 2009

Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler make an uninteresting and irritating screen pair in this tedious, sometimes hideous comedy. Heigl plays Abby, a morning-news-show producer who is in a rut, both professionally and in the bedroom. Her boss shocks her by hiring Mike, a misogynistic cable-access host who gives men brutish advice on how to bag women. After a rough start, the two start communicating, and Mike pulls the old Cyrano routine, giving her advice through a headset as she tries to impress her hot neighbor. This all leads up to Mike and Abby making out in an elevator, with very little in the way of laughter along the way. Heigl and Butler have zero chemistry, and Heigl’s character comes off as supremely unlikable. The American accent that Butler attempts makes him sound like somebody from a movie spoofing the Mafia. The humor is crude, and not in a good way.

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Director: Robert Luketic

Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Steven Reuther, Kimberly Bonaventura, Deborah Newmyer, Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, Ryan Kavanaugh, Andre Lamal and Eric Reid

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Higgins, Bree Turner, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines, Bonnie Somerville, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nate Corddry, Noah Matthews and Jesse D. Goins


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