The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth
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
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
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Heigl is said to have fallen out with Apatow since the making of Knocked Up. Maybe she should reco...

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Tim Nagle
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The film is desperate to be edgy, but its attempts at adult humour are woefully misjudged.

June 21, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
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The ugly truth about this insipid romcom is that Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are entirely wa...

June 21, 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
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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
  • Release Date:July 24, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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