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The Ugly Truth
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 2009
Rotten14%
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Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star in this wildly funny battle of the sexes. Abby (Heigl), a successful morning show producer, is looking for a lot in a man. Mike (Butler), her obnoxious TV star, knows men only want one thing. Determined to prove that she's not romantically challenged, Abby takes Mike's advice during a promising new romance, but the unexpected results will stun everyone.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten14%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
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June 22, 2017
Time Out
Anna Smith
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We're left with a few giggles and the option to be offended by the gender stereotypes - if we can...

June 21, 2017
The New Republic
Christopher Orr
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I think it's safe to say that the concerns about sexism in cinema that Heigl voiced so ardently af...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
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It's just not believable.

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Rotten

The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Predictable romcom mixes racy content, sexist messages.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this R-rated comedy is much crasser than star Katherine Heigl's last romcom, 27 Dresses. It's heavy on sexual references and scenarios (Jell-O wrestling, vibrating underwear, etc.) and light on sweetness. The characters are stereotypes until the end, and most of the messages about dating and relationships are shallow and, frankly, sexist (i.e. women should play games and hide all traces of their true personality if they want to "land" a man). There's also lots of strong language, from swear words like "f--k" and "s--t" to body-part terms like "balls," "c--k," "p---y," and "tits."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date:July 24, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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