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The Ugly Truth

Directed by Robert Luketic 

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An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

The film ‘The Ugly Truth’ was released on July 24, 2009 in North America by The Columbia Pictures. The storyline of the movie revolves around two conflicting characters Abby Richter and Mike Chadway and how their relationship evolves over time.

“Abby:  You’re in love with me. Why?

Mike:  Beats the shit out of me.”

The battle of the sexes is on.

Main actors

Abby &  Mike 

Katherine Heigl as Abby Richter. 

Gerard Butler as Mike Chadway

EDA Female Focus Award

Best Foreign Comedy Movie

BMI Film Music Award

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Box Office

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Budget : $38,000,000 (estimated)

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Opening Weekend USA : $27,605,576, 26 July 2009, Wide Release

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Gross USA: $88,915,214

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross : $205,298,907

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Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a high maintenance dater, producer of a lowly rated morning show about to be canceled. Her boss hires male chauvinist call-in show host Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler). Mike and Abby clash even before their first meeting. On the opposite end, she thinks her new hot doctor neighbor Colin (Eric Winter) fits the bill perfectly.

This character actually fits Heigl’s persona. So it has some potential right off the bat. At least, she’s not the sweet girly girl in a rom-com…. until she meets the neighbor. She doesn’t do that broad comedy that well. She looks ridiculous and stupid. She’s better off as angry girl, sort of like Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew.

SnoopyStyle

8 December 2013

I saw this movie at a preview event last Friday night and it was hilarious. The sold out cinema was laughing hysterically throughout the movie. The movie is fast paced and does not drag. The comedy is “r” rated with a little raunchy adult humor that can be shocking at times but that is in line with the movies theme of male/female relationships.

Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler were both great in the film. Not a role that you would expect to see the King of Sparta, but Butler has great comedic timing complimenting his tough guy persona. And Katherine Heigl is once again perfect doing comedy.

If you are expecting to see a typical romantic comedy you will be surprised, because this R rated film is geared toward the men in the audience as well as the ladies. Grab your significant other and be prepared to laugh and enjoy the movie together.

michele17

21 July 2009

What a fun movie! Don’t pay attention to the critics – they need to just go and enjoy a movie sometimes. If you don’t like crude, sexist humor, then don’t go see this movie. However, if you can relax and just go watch a movie, then you will enjoy this one. The entire theater was rolling with laughter during this movie. I haven’t laughed so much at a movie in a long time. This movie was a mix of romantic and slapstick humor with a little bit of crudeness thrown in for fun. This movie is definitely not one to take kids to – but that’s why it is rated “R.” It is full of adult humor (some crude), but that is nice for a change. All I can say is…go and enjoy this movie!!!

dane walker

26 July 2009

do you know?

Butler and Craig Ferguson are very good friends in real life and Gerald had appeared in his show several times and on-air too he appears on his show ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ as a guest.

This was the first collaboration between the actor Katherine Heigl and the director Robert Luketic. After ‘The Ugly Truth’ they also worked together in ‘Killers’ (2010).

There is a wrestling scene in the film where Butler is enjoying in the Jell-O with two twin girls on air. He ad-libbed the lines ‘‘I can still taste you. You know what I mean.’’

The character of Butler is a male chauvinist man’s man, to understand this persona, he actually went behind the scenes of Adam Carolla’s namesake podcast to observe him in order to prepare for his role.

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