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The Ugly Truth (2009)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 July 2009 (USA)
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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the sexes is on.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 July 2009 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,976,043 (UK) (7 August 2009)

Gross:

$88,915,214 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Helpful Advice". See more »

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The balloon festival is given to be in or near Sacramento. Sacramento law prohibits hot air balloons from flying around the city due to a fire hazard. It is one of a few cities in the world to have this law. The festival actually takes place in Temecula, over 450 miles to the south of Sacramento. See more »

Quotes

Mike Chadway: [sarcasticly] Oh, I know, I've got a great idea! Why don't we pass the time with you telling me how much *fun* you and Colin had having sex in Los Angeles?
Abby Richter: I broke up with Colin in Los Angeles, you jackass!
Mike Chadway: What?
Abby Richter: Oh, oh yeah, that's got your interest. Well if you think we're going to finish what we started in L. A. you are out of your mind. You lost your chance.
Mike Chadway: Oh, c'mon, I never had a chance with you.
Abby Richter: You're right. I had a momentary lapse in judgement when I thought you were more than you are,...
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One of the few all-around great love movies, both for women and men!
25 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So as I was forced to watch this movie with my sister and her friend, the original stereotypical thoughts towards all love movies seem to be bursting throughout my head- corny: guy meets girl, girl hates guy at first, girl meets another guy then realizes that the first guy was the love of his life, girl goes back to guy and the movie ends with a touching make-out scene. Well, of course this was the case. HOWEVER, I wouldn't exactly call this movie a chick-flick. It seem to be the "battle of the sexes type," and it did not disappoint. I can easily say that I had some great laughs in this movie; surprisingly, and I am not even a comedy/chick flick guy. The whole moral of the movie is something both guys and women can you relate to, and some scenes are just hilarious for all types of audiences. The whole plot of the story was actually pretty solid for this style movie. In fact, the approach of this movie is so unique that I believe it belongs in its own category. Gerard Butler gives an excellent performance, both funny and charming. The humor had tremendous variety that kept audience laughing hysterically at some points. Overall, I really do recommend this movie for the male audience (Especially couples) and guarantee that they will not be disappointed after seeing this flick.


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