The Ugly Truth

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Most of the time it’s the raunchy humor that makes a chick flick guy friendly and that’s definitely the case in the romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is the producer of a television show in Sacramento whose ratings fall so low that they’re beat by reruns of Who’s The Boss. (That’s not so bad; it could have been reruns of Pee Wee’s Playhouse.) To boost the ratings, Abby’s boss hires Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler) who has a cable access show about lovesick women who don’t understand men’s animal needs called “The Ugly Truth.” Abby detests Mike and his show but is forced to work with him because his segment is so popular. (Most of the things he says on the air wouldn’t be allowed on television.) Mike proves to Abby that her love life needs improving and he begins coaching her on how to catch the eye of Collin (Eric Winter) a handsome doctor who lives next door to her. There are no big surprises when Abby figures out Collin isn’t the kind of guy she wants to date. Every romantic comedy has the same basic scenario. First the fighting, then the realization, then the makeup and this film isn’t any different. This is basically a hit and miss comedy that fortunately hits more than it misses. Unfortunately, it has a supporting cast that could have been great but didn’t have much screen time and two main characters that just don’t come to life. The ugly truth about this film is that it’s unoriginal with scenes that are so crude that I can’t think of one I can write about, but movie audiences will love it. (Okay, I liked it myself.) To keep from being your average snobby movie critic I won’t give this film anything lower than a C+ rating.

This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA

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