The Ugly Truth

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 138 Ratings

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  • Summary: The battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway, a hardcore TVThe battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway, a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 17 out of 31
  1. 70
    Pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.
  2. 60
    Heigl and Butler have genuine chemistry, and the writers have given the duo some bitchy, snappy dialogue. They probably had in mind such workplace comedies as "Desk Set," starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, but in this day and age, witty banter and stars with chemistry aren't enough to catch an audience's attention.
  3. 50
    The comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words.
  4. Feels about 150 years out of date.
  5. 30
    Director Robert Luketic telegraphs every dismal comic beat from Venus and Mars, then reinforces them with a twinkling, leering score.
  6. Veers between crude and cloying.
  7. 0
    This is the sort of comedy that requires you not only to suspend disbelief, but your sanity as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 55
  2. Negative: 25 out of 55
  1. RayC.
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    It was hilarious. And true.
  2. Dominick
    Jul 26, 2009
    9
    For me this movie was very funny and seemingly good romantic comedy.
  3. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    A predicable but extremely enjoyable movie that uses its characters to its advantage to give the audience the best experience possible. TheA predicable but extremely enjoyable movie that uses its characters to its advantage to give the audience the best experience possible. The Ugly Truth is a hilarious romance/comedy with a Stella cast and plenty of collective laughs! Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2011
    4
    Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are charming and funny at times. However, The Ugly Truth is immensely predictable and overly cliched,Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are charming and funny at times. However, The Ugly Truth is immensely predictable and overly cliched, lacking both intelligence and chemistry between its leading actors. Expand
  5. kgm
    Aug 5, 2009
    3
    Hard to believe this chauvinistic misogynistic rot was actually written by three females. Go figure. If the writers really believe that a jerk like
  6. PeterV
    Jul 25, 2009
    2
    We get it, opposites attract. This movie is a waste of time.
  7. GabbyB.
    Jul 25, 2009
    0
    I'm sick of romantic comedies that talk down to us women. Sick of it. Hated "He's Just Not That Into You", "Confessions of a I'm sick of romantic comedies that talk down to us women. Sick of it. Hated "He's Just Not That Into You", "Confessions of a Shopaholic", and now this ("The Proposal" is the only one I've seen lately that was SOMEWHAT decent). There's like some sort of feminist backlash recently in romantic comedies in terms of how women are portrayed as either humorless prudes, delusional romantics, or incompetent, frivolous ditzes. I'm going to stop going to them from now on, no matter how many of my friends are going, in favor of less patronizing takes on the genre like "(500) days of Summer." Seriously, I'm done. Expand

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